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GC Gratton

Ch. 5 Social Studies

TermDefinition
myths traditional stories about gods and heroes
ritual a set of actions carried out in a fixed way
prophecy a prediction about the future
Mount Olympus the highest mountain in Greece
epics long poems told about heroic deeds
fables a short tale that teaches a lesson
oral tradition passed from person to person by word of mouth
drama story told by actors who pretend to be characters in the story
comedy the story ends happily
tragedy a person struggles to overcome difficulties but fails
philosophy comes from the Greek word for "love of wisdom"
philosopher Greek thinkers who believed the human mind could understand everything
legacy what a person leaves behind when he or she dies
astronomers people who study stars, planets, and other heavenly bodies
circumference distance around a circle
solid geometry study of ball-like shapes called spheres and tube-like shapes called cylinders
plane geometry study that show how points, lines, angles, and surfaces relate to one another
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