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ancient Greeks

buzz word Definition
peninsula a piece of land nearly surrounded by water.
colony a group of people living in a new territory who have ties to their homeland the new territory itself.
polis a Greek city state
agora a gathering
tyrant absolute ruler unrestrained by law
oligarchy a government in which a small group has control
democracy a government by the people
helots enslaved people in ancient sparta
direct democracy a form of democracy in which all citizens can participate firsthand in the decisions making process.
representative democracy
philosopher a person who searches for wisdom or enlightenment
myth a traditional story that explains the practices or beliefs of a people or something in the natural world
oracle a sacred shrine where a priest or priestess spoke for god or goddess
fable a story meant to teach a lesson
drama a story written in the form of a play
tagedy a play or film in which characters fail to overcome serious problems
comedy a play or film that tells a story
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