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Unit 5 Ch 8 Sec 1&2

Geography and Early Greeks, Government in Athens

polis Greek word for city-state
classical an age that is marked by great achievements
acropolis a high hill, often with a fortress, at the center of a Greek city-state
democracy a type of government in which people rule themselves
aristocrats powerful nobles or landowners
oligarchy a government run a few wealthy people
citizens people who have the right to participate in government
tyrant a leader who comes to power in an illegal way
Draco a leader of Athens who created a set very harsh laws
Cleisthenes the man considered to be the Father of Democracy
Created by: mrs.fehr