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Greek Vocabulary

Polis a city state in Ancient Greece, especially as considered in it ideal form for philosophical purposes.
Classical an age marked by great achievements.
Acropolis a high hill upon which a Greek fortress was built..
Aristocrats rich land owners or nobles.
Oligarchy a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
Tyrant a cruel and oppressive ruler.
Mythology stories about gods and heroes that try to explain how the world works.
Homer Greek poet, he wrote the ILIAD and Odyssey, two Greek epic poems. They described the deeds of heroes during and after the Trojan War.
Aesop Ancient Greek story teller, he was famous for his Fables-short stories that teach important lessons about life.
Fables short stories that teaches a lesson about life and how the world works.
Cavalry a group of soldiers that ride on horses.
Peloponnesian War an Ancient Greek war fought by the Delian League led by Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta.
Alexander the Great Macedonian ruler, he was one of the greatest military commanders in history. The son of Phillip II, Alexander conquered large areas of Asia, parts of Europe and Africa and spread Greek culture throughout his empire.
Hellenistic Greek-like; heavily influenced by Greek ideas.
Sorcrates Classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher of the western ethical tradition of thought.
Plato Athenian philosopher during the classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platoist School of Thought, and academy, the first institution of Higher Learning in the western world.
Aristrotle Greek philosopher, he was a student of Plato. Aristrotle taught that people should live lives of moderation and use reason in their lives.
Euclid Greek mathematician, he was one of the greatest mathematicians in history. He is known/famous for his contributions to the field of geometry.
Hippocrates a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, who is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of Medicine.
Alliance an agreement to work together.
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