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Ancient Greece Vocab

For Ms. Crowley's Class to stusy vocab for ancient greece.

TermDefinition
Peninsula Is a body of land with water on three sides.
Economic The system in a country that involves making, buying, and selling goods.
Bards Someone who writes or preforms epic poems or stories about heroes and their deeds.
Colony A group of people living in a new territory who have ties to their homeland.
Polis A Greek city-state.
Agora A gathering place; marketplace in Ancient Greece.
Phalanx A group of armed foot soldiers in Ancient Greece arranged in close together in rows.
Tyrant Someone who seizes power and rules with total authority. He is and absolute ruler unrestrained by law.
Oligarchy A government which a small group has control.
Democracy A government by the people.
Helots Enslaved people in Ancient Sparta.
Direct Democracy All citizens meet to debate and vote on government matters. Athens had a direct democracy. All citizens can participate firsthand in the decision-making process.
Ephor A high-ranked government official in Sparta who was elected by council of elders.
Satrapies The territory governed by an official known as a satrap.
Satrap The governor of a province in ancient Persia.
Representative Democracy Such as the one we have in the United States, today, citizens elect a smaller group of people. This group represents them, makes laws, and governs on their behalf.
Philosopher A person who searches for wisdom or enlightenment
Zoroastrianism A Persian religion based on the belief on one god.
Isthmus A narrow strip of land with sea on either side forming a link between two larger areas of land.
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