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Ancient Greece

Social Studies vocabulary

Acropolis The highest part of a city;often the site for a temple
Agora The marketplace in a Greek city-state
Alpha, Omega The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet
Democracy A government ruled by the people
Epic A long, story-like poem about a hero and their adventure
Iliad, Odyssey Two of Homer`s most famous epic poems
Monarchy Government ruled by one
Muses Nine sisters who were the goddesses of inspiration, learning, and the arts
Oligarchy A government ruled by a small group of people
Parthenon A temple to Athena located on the Acropolis of Athens. Athena was Athens`s patron goddess and namesake
Poli A Greek city state
Siege To blockade a walled city
Theocracy A government ruled with help from the gods. The Greek stem theo means god
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