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vocabulary

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mattock   a heavy hoe which was the cheif-tool of Greek farmers  
drama   a serious play or theatrical event  
metics   a class of people in Athens who were not citizens  
Helots   one of the Spartans 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 pf the Iliad and Odyssey  
monarchy   a system of govrenment in which a monarch- a king, queen, or emperor is the sole and absolute ruler  
oligarchy   a system of govrenment in which a few people rule  
democracy   a system of govrenment in which the people rule, either directly or through elected representatives  
tyrant   a ruler who has absolute power (not limited by a constitution or by other officals)  
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 color  
Peloponnesus   a hilly major peninsulain Greece  
ostracized   shunned, avoided  
oracle   places where the gods spoke to man  
phalanx   spcial Greek battle formation where soldiers formed rows, closed pressed together  
philosophy   the study of the meaning and knowlage of life  
Sophocles   a famous Greek writer  
Pericles   a Greek leader of the Golden Age  
Ionia   a group of Greek cities on the coast of Asia Minor  
epic   a long poem that tells the story of a hero  
barbarians   the name given by the Greeks to people who were not Greek  
colonies   areas set up in conqured lands by the Greek city states for use when they themselves became overpopulated  
Minoan   an ancient Cretan civilization  
myths   legands or stories that attempt to explain natural events  
Dorians   a group that invaded Greece around 1000 BC  
Hellenes   the name the Dorians gave themselves  
Acroplis   a hilltop fortress in Ancient Athens which included the Patheonon and other famous buildings where citizens met to discuss affairs of the community  
agora   the central matketplace in Ancient Athens and the site of numerous temples and government buildings  


   


 
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