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S.S Chapter 4


Empire A group of territories and peoples brought together under one supreme ruler.
Emperor The ruler of and empire.
Fertile Crescent An area of rich soil in the Middle East, stretching from Mediterranean Sea through Mesopotamia to Persian Gulf.
Hammurabi The ruler of the Babylonian Empire from 1792 to 1750 B., who expanded the empire.
Code of Law A set of written rules for people to obey.
Justice Fair treatment of people, in keeping the law.
Exile Forced removal from one's homeland.
Tribute A payment of money or goods by one ruler to another in order to ensure protection.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon An artificial mountain covered with trees and plant, built by Nebuchadnezzar ll for his wife-one of the 7 wonders of the world
Anatolia The peninsula between the Mediterranean and Black seas that is now occupied by most of Turkey; also called Asia Minor
Toleration The practice of allowing people to keep their customs and beliefs.
Province A subdivision of an empire or country
Satrap The governor of a province in the ancient Persian Empire
Royal Road A road for government use built by the ancient Persian ruler Darius, which helped unite the empire
Created by: jbenway