Ancient Greece Study Guide 7th

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Democracy

a form of government in which the ruling power is shared by all citizens

Mythology

religion of the stories

Tragedy

Greek plays that end sadly

Comedy

Greek plays where characters are put in humorous situations

Acropolis

Temple on the hill above the city

Traders

Greeks traded goods for goods they needed

Colonizers

Greeks established colonies to acquire resources they didn't have

Doric

A form of Greek architecture: Simple, plain, column

Ionic

A form of Greek architecture: column with scroll at the top

Corinthian

A form of Greek architecture: a column with decorative leaves

Epic poem

a long narrative poem Ex: Homers Odyssey

Socrates

Important Greek philosopher

Plato

Greek Philosopher and teacher

Aristotle

Greek philosopher and teacher

Alexander The Great

Created the largest empire the world has ever seen

Herodotus

Father of Greek History

Homer

Wrote the Epic Poem the Odyssey

Minoan Civilization

1. First civilization of Greece
2. Destroy by a volcano

Trojan War

A war between Greece and Troy. It was started because of Helen

Parthenon

A famous temple of Athens and house a 40 ft. statue of Athena

List 4 Democratic Principles

rule by majority, personal freedom, equality by law, and the right to get ahead through ones ability not based on social class

List 3 Social Organizations/Social Hierarchy

Ruling class, land owners, and slaves

List 3 exports of Ancient Greece

olives, grapes, and grains

Describe Greece's physical characteristics and climate

Mediterranean climate and mountainous rock

Drama

The art of writing, acting in, and producing plays

Religion

A set of spiritual beliefs, value, and practices

Philosophy

A theory or set of values by which one lives; the search for wisdom or knowledge

Olympics

games played every 4 years to honor god Zeus

Architecture

The art of designing buildings

Language

spoken and written words used to communicate thoughts, ideas, and feelings

Literature

Books, and writings

Plumbing Systems

The same concept that we use today

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