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Greek Vocabulary 8*(


Epic A long poem that tells the story of a hero
Barbarians A name given by the Greeks to people who are not Greek
Colonies Areas set up in conquered lands by the Greeks city states for use when they themselves became overpopulated
Minoan An ancient cretan
Myths ledgeneds or stories that attempt to explain natural events
Dorians A group that invaded the Greece around 1000 B.c.
Hellenes the name Dorians gave themselves
Acropolis a hilltop fortress in Ancient Athens which incuded the Partheon and other famous Buildings where citizens met to discuss affairs of the comunity
Agora the Central marketplace in ancient Athens and goverment used
mattock a heavy hoe which was the cheif-tool of greek farmers
drama a serious play or theartical
metics a class of people in athens who were not citizens
helots one of the spartans slaves class
city-states a self governing unit made up of a city and its surrounding villages and farmland
homer a greek epic poet and author of Iliad and odyssey
monarchy a system of goverment
oligarchy a
Created by: Emmy Gilfillan