Ancient Greece 2

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acropolis

hilltop fortress

comedy

a funny play that has a happy ending

tragedy

a play with a sad ending that treats life seriously

myths

stories about gods and goddesses

oligarchy

government run by an elite group of few people

epic

a long poem that tells a story

Corinthian column

most ornate of the three classical Greek columns

democracy

system of government ruled by the people

monarchy

A government ruled by a king or queen

agora

the marketplace in ancient Greece

colony

a new settlement of land ruled by the home country

polis

a Greek city-state

Persephone

Queen of the Underworld

Ionic column

tall, slender columns with single scroll on the top that looks like a ram's horns

Doric column

the oldest and simplest style of columns that feature fluted sides, a smooth rounded capital

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