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Ancient Greece

TermDefinition
Sparta Greek city-state that had the best army in Ancient Greece
Alexander the Great military commander that conquered Ancient Greece and the Persian Empire
direct democracy government system in Ancient Athens
Assembly group of citizens that ruled Ancient Athens
Plato ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Academy and wrote The Republic
Poseidon Greek god of the sea
Hades Greek god of the underworld
Athens largest city-state in Ancient Greece
Homer ancient Greek poet who wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey
Zeus king of the Greek gods, god of sky and thunder
Euclid ancient Greek mathematician who is known as the "Father of Geometry"
Aristotle ancient Greek philosopher that taught Alexander the Great, founded the Lyceum, and wrote many books that are still used today
Polis The Greek word for city – state.
Acropolis A high hill upon which a Greek fortress was built.
Democracy A type of government in which people rule themselves.
Aristocrats A rich landowner or noble.
Oligarchy A government in which only a few people have power.
Tyrant An ancient Greek leader who held power through the use of force.
Mythology Stories about gods and heroes that try to explain how the world works.
Fables A short story that teaches a lesson about life or gives advice on how to live.
Reason Clear and ordered thinking
Hippocratic Oath An oath stating the proper conduct of doctors formerly taken by those beginning medicine practice.
Created by: mandy.safriet