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ancient greece

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TermDefinition
alphabet a set of letters or symbols in a fixed order, used to represent the basic sounds of a language; in particular, the set of letters from A to Z.
aristocracy the highest class in certain societies, especially those holding hereditary titles or offices.
democracy a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
fable a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral.
isthmus a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.
myth a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
oligarchy a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
peninsula a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water.
polis a city state in ancient Greece, especially as considered in its ideal form for philosophical purposes.
tyrant a cruel and oppressive ruler.
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