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Ancient Greece

6th grade Social Studies

peninsula an area of land almost completely surrounded by water and connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land
acropolis strengthened hill of an ancient Greek city
aristocrat a member of a rich and powerful family
tyrant a ruler who takes power by force
democracy a form of government in which citizens govern themselves
oracle ancient Greece, a sacred site where a god or goddess was consulted
tribute a regular paymentmade to a powerful state or nation by a weaker one
philosopher someone who uses reason to understand the world
tragedy a type of serious drama that usually ends in disaster for the main character
Created by: mbarkley