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Ancient Greece

peninsula An area of land nearly surrounded by water
harbor A sheltered place along the coast
Mediterranean Sea a sea that almost entirely surrounded by land; an important trade route for ancient Greece
Crete biggest Greek island; about one day's sail from mainland Greece
Rhodes a Greek island east of Crete near what today is called Turkey
Attica A wedge shaped peninsula that juts into the Mediterranean; suitable plain for farming
Peloponnesus Large mountainous peninsula shaped like a giant hand reaching toward Crete
Phoenicia A land now called Lebanon
polis Another word for city-state
acropolis A large hill where residents could seek shelter and safety in times of war
agora A place where people gathered to trade; marketplace
citizen A person who has certain rights and responsibilities in country or community
oligarchy government in which rich and powerful men control decision making
monarchy government is ruled by one person
democracy citizens vote to make government decisions
Created by: maggielangley16