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Ancient Greece Part1

TermDefinition
agora a gathering place; marketplace in ancient Greece
alliance groups of people or states working together for a common goal or defense
bureaucracy non-elected officials of a government that carry out rules, law, and ideas in order to organize an manage people, resources, and territory
city-state a city that, with its surrounding territory, forms and independent state
colony a group of people living in a new territory who has ties to their homeland; the new territory itself
cultural diffusion the spreading of culture from one people to another
democracy a government by the people
direct democracy a form of democracy in which all citizens can participate first-hand in the decision-making process (Example: ancient Greece)
empire an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority
oligarchy a government in which a small group has control
peninsula a piece of land nearly surrounded by water (Example: Greece)
phalanx a group of armed foot soldiers in ancient Greece arranged close together in rows
philosopher a person who searches for wisdom or enlightenment
polis a Greek city-state
representative democracy a form of democracy in which citizens elect officials to govern on their behalf (Example: United States)
tyrant an aboslute ruler unrestrained by law
Created by: Mrs.Fletcher