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"6th Grade Ancient G

"6th Grade Ancient Greece"

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peninsula An area of land almost completely surrounded by water and connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land.
acropolis The fortified, or strengthened, hill of an ancient Greek city.
aristocrat A member of a rich and powerful family.
tyrant A ruler who takes power by force.
democracy A form of government in which citizens govern themselves.
oracle An ancient Greece, a sacred site where a god or goddess was consulted; any priest or priestess who spoke for the gods.
philosopher Someone who uses reason to understand the world; in Greece, the earliest philosophers used reason to explain natural events.
tragedy A type of serious drama that usually ends in disaster for the main character.
Athens A city-state in ancient Greece; the capital of modern-day Greece.
agora A public market and meeting lace in an ancient Greek city.
vendor A seller of goods.
slavery Condition of being owned by, and forced to work for, someone else.
helot A member of a certain class of servants in ancient Sparta.
Peloponnesian War A war fought between Athens and Sparta in ancient Greece, involving almost every other Greek city-state.
plague A widespread disease.
blockade An action taken to isolate an enemy and cut off its supplies.
barbarian A wild and uncivilized person.
assassinate To murder for political reasons.
Alexander the Great King of Macedonia from 336 to 323 B.C; conquerer of Persia and Egypt and invader of India.
Hellenistic Describing Greek history or culture after the death of Alexander the Great, including the three main kingdoms formed by the breakup of Alexander's empire.
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