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Calcutt Greece

Vocabulary for Greece unit

TermDefinition
city-state political unit consisting of a city and its surrounding countryside
mythology stories about gods and heroes that try to explain how the world works
democracy a type of government in which people rule themselves
Acropolis a high hill upon which a Greek fortress was built
agora a gathering place
cavalry soldiers on horseback
helot slaves
mercenary a soldier that is hired to serve in a foreign army
oligarchy a government in which only a few people have power
phalanx a group of Greek warriors who stood close together in a square formation
plague the spread of a disease causing a high rate of mortality
alliance an agreement to work together
tyrant an ancient Greek leader who held power through the use of force
peninsula land surrounded by water on three sides
polis the Greek word for city-state
drama a play
Created by: calcutts