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Intro to Greece

Introduction of terms that will be used throughout unit

TermDefinition
Athens city-state in Greece, birthplace of democracy
Sparta city-state in Greece, famous for a military lifestyle
polis Greek word for city-state
peninsula landform bordered by water on 3 sides
archipelago group of islands
strait narrow body of water that connects larger bodies of water
isthmus narrow piece of land that connects larger pieces of land
Dorians came to Greece, destroyed early culture, ancestors of the Spartans
Golden Age when Greece was at its' peak
Hellenistic Age time when Alexander the Great ruled
helot a slave in Sparta
democracy government created in Athens, means by the people
oligarchy rule by small group, government of Sparta
Olympics religious festival to honor the god Zeus
Mt. Olympus home to Greek gods
Minoans early settlers on Crete, known as bull jumpers
Myceneans came to Greece from Russia, copied Minoans
Crete island where Minoans lived
Parthenon temple to honor goddess, Athena
theater religious festival to honor the god Dionysus
Europe location of Greece
Created by: jlehman99
 

 



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