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Gr 7 History Ch 6

Grade 7 History Ch 6 Review - Terms

Zeus king of all the Greek gods
Apollo Greek god of the sun
polis the Greek city-state
acropolis a hilltop fortress that served as a seat of government and religion
agora the Greek marketplace
monarchy rule by one
aristocracy rule by the "best"
oligarchy rule by a few rather than one or many; rule by a few rich men
tyranny a bad form of one-man rule
democracy rule by the many or the common people
Helots the common laborers who farmed the land for the ruling class
Peloponnesian League a league formed between Sparta and other Greek cities
direct democracy a government in which the people themselves make the big decisions directly, rather than indirectly through representatives
Delian League a defensive alliance formed by Athens to prevent anohter Persian invation
philosopher lover of wisdom
phalanx a large group of food soldiers trained to charge the enemy as a group
Hellenic Greek
Parthenon a beautiful temple to Athena
Created by: mbrennan262