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Greece Vocabulary

What is a legal member of a country or city-state called? Citizen
What is art and practice of government called? Politics
What is a hereditary class of rulers, Greek for "rule by the best people" called? Aristocracy
What is ownership and control of other people as property known as Slavery
What unjust use of power,or in ancient Greece a government run by a strong ruler called? Tryranny
What form of government in which citizens hold political power called? Democracy
What were memberships in a state or community which gives a person civil and political rights and obligations called? Citizenship
What government in which citizens take part directly in the day-to-day affairs of government called? Direct democracy
What democracy in which people elect representatives to make the nation's laws? Representative democracy
What is a Messenian person forced to work as a lowly farmer by sparta called? Helot
What is a society organized for the purpose of waging war called? Military state
What is military housing called? Barracks
What was the first Greek victory over the persian army that ended in the first Persian war? Battle of Marathon
What was the second Persian war in the Persian navy known as? Battle of Salamis
What is the military alliance led by Athens called? Delian League
What is the military alliance led by Sparta called? Peloponnesian League
What is a city found by Alexander the Great in Egypt called? Alexandria
What is the form of Greek culture that emerged after Alexander's conquest called? Hellenistic
What is the worship of many gods considered? Polytheism
What is a collection of myths or stories that people tell about their gods and heros known as? Mythology
In ancient Greece, an athletic competition held every four years in honor of Zeus was the what? Olympic games
What is a method of using observations,experiments, and careful reasoning to gain new knowledge called? Socratic method
What is a local guess considered? Hypothesis
What is oath taken by medical students swearing to practice medicine in an ethical way called? Hippocratic oath
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