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Ancient Greece

Dorian A member of a group of people who migrated into the Greek mainland
Polis a city-state of ancient Greece
aristocracy a government ruled by a small group of noble families
tyrant a powerful ruler who gained control of a city-state's government by asking the common people for support
philosopher a thinker who uses logic and reason to explore life's important questions
Macedonia Kingdom located just north of Greece; ended up taking over Sparta and Greece
Alexandria an Egyptian city that was the center of Hellenistic culture
Socrates a Greek thinker who explored truth and justice and developed a method of questioning answering
democracy a government by the people, for the people, and of the people
monarchy a government ruled by a king or a queen
helot a peasant forced to stay on the land and work
direct democracy form of government in which citizens rule directly
Created by: carterd87