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  1. Delian League
  2. oligarchies
  3. Iliad and Odyssey
  4. Aristotle
  5. tyrants
  1. a Greek philosopher. A pupil of Plato, the tutor of Alexander the Great, and the author of works on logic, metaphysics, ethics, natural sciences, politics, and poetics, he profoundly influenced Western thought.
  2. b Greek epic poems attributed to Homer; defined relations of gods and humans that shaped Greek mythology.
  3. c the rule of merchant aristocracies-- possessed constitutions but only a small class controlled the functions of government.
  4. d confederation of Greek city-states under the leadership of Athens. The name is used to designate two distinct periods of alliance, the first 478-404 B.C., the second 378-338 B.C. The first alliance was made between Athens and a number of Ionian states (chiefly maritime) for the purpose of prosecuting the war against Persia.
  5. e in ancient Greece, rulers who seized power by force but who ruled with the people's support; later came to refer to rulers who exercise brutal and oppressive power

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. An Athenian statesman from 515-495 B.C.E. who became a ruler that encouraged a more democratic system of government; assembly-law making body, granted some citizenship to some, set-up council of 500, introduced Ostracism.
  2. ship sailed by Greeks and Persians, strong bronze bows used as battering rams
  3. Ruled Athens while Athens was in a Golden Age. The government became more democratic and the economy thrived. Athens had a direct democracy under Pericles.
  4. a self-governing city-state; the basic political unit of the Greek world. It comprised a city, with its acropolis and agora and the surrounding territory.
  5. The idea that ethical and moral standards should be formulated and adhered to for life on Earth, not to accommodate the prescriptions of a deity and promises of a comfortable afterlife. opposite of a theocracy.

5 True/False questions

  1. Athensfor many centuries the most powerful of all ancient Greek city-states; capital of present day Greece

          

  2. aristocraciesGreek city-states controlled by nobles.

          

  3. DracoAthenian appointed by the Athenian archons to bring order to Athens. His solution was to enact very harsh laws, and the result was not a success. From this we get the adjective draconian

          

  4. hoplitesin ancient Sparta, this was the term for the slaves that were owned by the state

          

  5. Solona self-governing city-state; the basic political unit of the Greek world. It comprised a city, with its acropolis and agora and the surrounding territory.

          

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