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the Greeks and U.S.

Part # 1-Greek geography, government, mythology, wars and achievements

TermDefinition
Mediterranean Sea The largest body of water surrounding Greece.
Archipelago Greece was a collection of islands and peninsulas.
Arable [fertile] land. The Greeks had very little arable or fertile land.
Aegean Sea The body of water that separated Greece and Asia Minor.
Athens A Greek city on the Balkan Peninsula.
Sparta A Greek city on the Peloponnesus.
Democracy A system of government where citizens have power.
Monarchy A system of government where kings have power.
Oligarchy A system of government where on a few people have power.
Aristocracy A system of government where only the wealthy have power.
Tyranny A system of government where a dictator has all the power.
Draco An Athenian tyrant who laid the foundations for Athenian democracy.
Solon An Athenian tyrant who made it easier for citizens to participate in their government.
Pericles The man who led Athens when they were a democracy. During his time as leader, Athens had a 'golden age'.
Persian Wars When Athens and Sparta were allies against the Persian Empire. The Greeks won this war.
Peloponnesian War When Athens and Sparta fought each other. Sparta won this war and it weakened the city of Athens.
Created by: Jamesp313