Chapter 6 Ancient Greece

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6.1
peninsula

an area of land surrounded by water on each side

epic

long poem

acropolis

a high, rocky hill which is where Ancient Greeks built cities

city-state

a seperate independent state, with it's own government, traditions and laws

democracy

where citizens govern themselves

tyrant

was a ruler who seized power by force

aristocrats

leaders who ruled from being members of rich and powerful families

6.2
tribute

payments made to city-states from allies

immortal

something that lives forever, never dies

philosophers

people who believed that other people could use mind and reason to understand natural events

tragedy

serious story that usually ends in a disaster for a main character

6.3
agora

normally outdoor public market or meeting place

6.4
plague

widespread disease, that usually lots of people die from without medication

blockade

the cutting off area by enemy forcing no trade or travel

6.5
barbarian

wild, uncivilized people

assasinate

to murder

Hellenistic

Greek culture after the death of Alexander the Great, which formed three kingdoms from the territories that were conquered from Alexander

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