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penninsula a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water
crete Crete, Greece's largest island
mycenae Mycenae is an archaeological site in Greece
peloponnesuse The Peloponnese or 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
agamemnon In Greek mythology, 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, Orestes and Chrysothemis
colonies a country or area under the full or partial political control of another country, typically a distant one, and occupied by settlers from that country
polis a city state in ancient Greece, especially as considered in its ideal form for philosophical purposes
agora (in ancient Greece) a public open space used for assemblies and markets
tyrant a cruel and oppressive ruler
oligarchy a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution
democracy a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
sparta Sparta definition. An ancient Greek city-state
athens Athens definition. Capital of Greece in east-central Greece on the plain of Attica, overlooking an arm of the Mediterranean Sea
helots a member of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta, intermediate in status between slaves and citizens
solon Image result for solon definition Solon (Greek: Σόλων; c. 638 – c. 558 BC) was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic, and moral decline in archaic Athens
Peisistratos Peisistratos, Latinized Pisistratus, the son of Hippocrates, was a ruler of ancient Athens during most of the period between 561 and 527 BC
cleisthenes was a noble Athenian of the Alcmaeonid family.
socrates Socrates. Pronunciation: /ˈsɒkrətiːz/ (469–399 bc), Greek philosopher. As represented in the writings of his disciple Plato
pericles Pericles was arguably the most prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age— specifically the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars
plato Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world
aristotle Image result for aristotle definition 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 stud
philosopher A philosopher, in a wide sense, is someone who studies philosophy. The term "philosopher" comes from the Ancient Greek φιλόσοφος (philosophos), which means "lover of wisdom"
vote a formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or a show of hands or by voice
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