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Ancient Greece

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Peninsula a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water.
Crete a Greek island in the Mediterranean.
Mycenae an ancient city in S Greece, in Argolis.
Agamemnon a king of Mycenae, a son of Atreus and brother of Menelaus. He led the Greeks in the Trojan War and was murdered by Clytemnestra, his wife, upon his return from Troy.
Peloponnesus a peninsula forming the S part of Greece.
Colonies a group of people who leave their native country to form in a new land a settlement subject to, or connected with, the parent nation.
Polis an ancient Greek city-state.
Agora the Agora, the chief marketplace of Athens, center of the city's civic life.
Tyrant a sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly.
Oligarchy a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
Democracy government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
Sparta an ancient city in S Greece: the capital of Laconia and the chief city of the Peloponnesus, at one time the dominant city of Greece: famous for strict discipline and training of soldiers.
Athens Greek Athenai. a city in and the capital of Greece, in the SE part.
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