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Ancient Greece

government in which only a few people have power oligarchy
type of government in which people rule themselves democracy
the worship of many gods polytheism
the study of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life; study of the mind philosophy
Greek word for city-state polis
body of stories about gods or heroes that tries to explain how the world works mythology
society ruled by rich landowners aristocracy
How did mountains and seas affect their development of Greek civilizations? Communities were isolated because traveling across seas and mountains was difficult.
How did the seas influence the development of Greece? The sea was a source for food and trading with other communities.
Which two civilizations influenced trade in the development of Greece through trading? Minoans and Mycenaeans
How did the decline in Minoans society affect ancient Greece? It allowed the Mycenaeans to take over Crete and become the major traders.
Which group of people caused Athenian democracy to be limited because they were the only group who could vote in elections? Athenian democracy was limited due to male citizens voting in elections.
Describe a direct democracy? The citizens participated in government decisions by voting on all laws.
What did Sparta and Athens have in common? both Greek city-states
In a comparison between the Greek city-states of Sparta and Athens, what did Sparta place more importance on? the military
Why did the Ancient Greeks create myths? Greeks created mythology to explain why natural events occurred.
Why were myths so important to the ancient Greeks? Myths expressed their beliefs about their gods and goddesses.
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