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Ancient Greece

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Peninsula Body of land with water on three sides
Crete An island of southeast Greece in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Its Minoan civilization, centered at the city of Knossos on the northern coast, was one of the earliest in the world and reached the height of its wealth and power c. 1600 bc.
Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese.
Agamemnon was the son of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Iphigenia, Electra or Laodike
Peloponnesus is a peninsula and geographic region in southern Greece. It is separated from the central part of the country by the Gulf of Corinth.
Colonies settlement in a new territory that keeps close ties with its homeland
Polis The early Greek
Agora In early Greek city-states, an open area that served as both a market and a meeting place.
Tyrant Person who takes power by force and rules with total authority
Oligarchy Government in which a small group of people holds power
Democracy Government in which all citizens share in running the government
Sparta An ancient Greek city-state and rival of Athens.
Athens The capital and largest city of Greece.
Helots People who was conquered and enslaved by the ancient Spartans
Solon An Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and poet.
Peisistratus c605–527 b.c, tyrant of Athens 560–527 (father of Hipparchus and Hippias).
Cleisthennes Was a noble Athenian of the Alcmaeonid family.
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