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mattock A heavy hoe which was the chief-tool of Greek farmers
epic a long poem that tells a story of a hero
barbarians the name given by the Greek to any people who were not Greek
colonies areas set up in a conquered lands by the Greek city states for use when they themselves over populated
Minoan (min-o-un) an ancient Cretan civilization
myths legends or stories that attempt to explain natural events
Dorian A group that invaded Greece around 1000 B.C.
Hellenes the name Dorians gave themselves
Acropolis a hilltop fortress in Ancient Athens which included the Parthenon and other famous buildings where citizens met to discuss affairs of the community
agora the central marketplace in Ancient Athens and the site of numerous temples and government buildings
Drama a serious play or theatrical event
metics a class of people in Athens who were not citizens
helots one of the Spartan slave classes
City-state a self governing unit made up of a city and its surrounding villages and farmland
Homer A Greek epic poet and author of the Iliad and Odyssey
Monarchy a system of government in which a monarch-a king, queen, or emperor is the sole and absolute ruler
oligarchy a system of government in which a few people rule
democracy a system of government in which the people rule, either directly or though elected Representative
Tyrant A ruler who has absolute power (not limited by a constitution or by other officials)
polis a city-state in Ancient Greece
trireme a major sailing vessel powered by three banks of oarsmen
fresco a painting done on fresh plaster with water colors
peloponnesus a hilly major peninsula
ostracized shunned,avoid
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