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Ancient Greece Vocab

TermDefinition
Peninsula A body of land with water on three sides
Crete Greek island southeast of mainlands in the southern Aegean Sea
Mycenae Ancient city in Greece
Agamemnon Is a king of the Mycenaeans that uses trickery to win wars like the Trojan War.
Peloponnesus A peninsula in southern Greece
Colony A settlement in a new territory that keeps close
Polis A tiny independent country
Agora An open area used for a market and a place where people could meet and debate issues
Tyrant Is someone who takes power by force and rules with total authority
Oligarchy Government in which a small group of people hold power
Democracy Government in which all citizens share in running the government
Sparta Is one of the most powerful city in Ancient Greece.
Athens Is another of the most powerful city in Ancient Greece.Capital of Greece
Helots is the Greek word for "capture"
Solon is a noble who was popular when canceled all the farmers debt and freed that slaves
Peisistratus is a tyrant who support the poor by dividing large estates among landless farmers,gave money to poor people,and gave them jobs building public works like temples.
Cleisthenes The most important leader of the Athens who reorganized the assembly for governing,created a new council of 500 citizens to help the assembly,and credited with making the government of Athens a democracy.
Socrates Was an Athenian sculptor whose true love was philosophy
Aristotle
Created by: em04165