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Ch 7 Ancient Greece

Terms related to geography and history of ancient Greece

TermDefinition
peninsula a piece of land nearly surrounded by water
bard someone who writes or performs epic poems
colony a group of people living in a new territory who have ties to their homeland
polis a Greek city-state
agora a gathering place, market place in ancient Greece
tyrant an absolute ruler, unrestrained by law
oligarchy a government in which a small group has control
democracy a government by the people
ephor a high ranking government official in Sparta
Zoroastrianism a Persian religion based upon the belief in one god
direct democracy a form of democracy in which all citizens can participate first hand in decisions
representative democracy a form of democracy in which elect official to govern on their behalf
philospher a person who searches for wisdom or enlightenment