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ancient greece vocab

peninsula a body of land with water on 3 sides
crete a island lies in the southwest of greek mainland
mycenae walled palaces in this area
agamemnon a king of the mycenaean
peloponnesus a area dorians settled
colonies a group of people of one nationality or ethnic group living in a foreign city or country.
polis a greek city-state
agora open area below accroplis
tyrant someone who rules with agresion
oligarchy few people rule
democracy all citizens rule
sparta An ancient Greek city-state and rival of Athens. Sparta was known for its militaristic government and for its educational system designed to train children to be devoted citizens and brave soldiers. Sparta defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War.
athens Capital of Greece in east-central Greece on the plain of Attica, overlooking an arm of the Mediterranean Sea. Named after its patron goddess, Athena, Athens is Greece's largest city and its cultural, administrative, and economic center.
helots captive workers
solon a noble
peisistratus a tyrant
cleisthenes most important leader after peisisttratus
socrates Pronunciation: /ˈsɒkrətiːz/ (469–399 bc), Greek philosopher. As represented in the writings of his disciple Plato, he engaged in dialogue with others in an attempt to define ethical concepts by exposing and dispelling error (the Socratic method)
pericles athenian politics was a general named pericles
plato Greek philosopher noted for his many written dialogues in which his mentor Socrates appears as the central character.
aristotle is a towering figure in ancient Greek philosophy, making contributions to logic, metaphysics, mathematics, physics, biology, botany, ethics, politics, agriculture, medicine, dance and theatre. He was a student of Plato
vote to elect someone ruler
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