an area of land surrounded by water on each side
a high, rocky hill which is where Ancient Greeks built cities
a seperate independent state, with it's own government, traditions and laws
where citizens govern themselves
was a ruler who seized power by force
leaders who ruled from being members of rich and powerful families
payments made to city-states from allies
something that lives forever, never dies
people who believed that other people could use mind and reason to understand natural events
serious story that usually ends in a disaster for a main character
normally outdoor public market or meeting place
widespread disease, that usually lots of people die from without medication
the cutting off area by enemy forcing no trade or travel
wild, uncivilized people
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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