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World History - 1550
Information is from "The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy."
|Ruler of Greece in the fourth century B.D.,conquered most of the ancient world,and extended civilization of Greece to India.Aristotle was his tutor. Unloosed the Gordian knot. Founded Alexandria, a great center of learning in Egypt||Alexander the Great|
|A leading city of ancient Greece, famous for its learning, culture, and democratic institutions. Political power was sometimes limited. Defeated Sparta in the Peloponnesian War. Pericles was noted ruler.||Athens|
|A king of the Huns in the fifth century. His forces overan many parts of central and eastern Europe. His armies were known for their cruelty and distruction. He called himself "scourge of God."||Attila the Hun|
|The first emperor of Rome. Adopted son Julius|
|Native American people who ruled Mexico and neighboring areas, before conquered by the Spaniards in the 16th century. Starting in the 12th century the built an advanced civilization and empire.||Aztecs|