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Greece Part 1

Ancient Greece Part 1

Classical art the art of ancient Greece and Rome, in which harmony, order, and proportion were emphasized.
tragedy a serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character.
comedy a humorous form of drama that often includes slapstick and satire.
Peloponnesian War a war, lasting from 431 to 404 B.C., in which Athens and its allies were defeated by Sparta and its allies.
philosophers a thinker who use logic and reason to investigate the nature of the universe, human society, and morality.
Polis a Greek city-state-- the fundamental political unit of ancient Greece after about 750 B.C.
acropolis a fortified hilltop in an ancient Greek city.
aristocracy a government in which power is in the hands of a hereditary ruling class or nobility.
tyrant a powerful individual who gained control of a city-state's government by appealing to the poor for support.
phalanx a military formations of foot soldiers armed with spears and shields.
Persian War a series of wars in the fifth century B.C., in which Greek city-states battled the Persian Empire.
Socrates "There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance."
Plato " Philosophy begins in wonder."
Aristotle "He who studies how things originated... will achieve the clearest view of them."
Created by: cbrim