a body of land with water on three sides
a settlement in a new territory that keeps close ties to its homeland
made up of a city and the surrounding countryside and run like a tiny independent country
an open area that served as both a marketplace and meeting place
someone who takes power by force and rules with total authority
a few people hold power
all citizens share in running the government
captive workers in Sparta
the 20 states into which Darius divided the Persian Empire
the official who ruled a state in the Persian Empire under Darius
Persian religion founded by Zoroaster; taught that humans had the freedom to choose between right and wrong, and that goodness would triumph in the end
every citizen votes first hand on laws and policies
citizens choose a smaller group to make laws and government decisions on their behalf
thinkers who ponder questions about life
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