Ancient Civ Key Terms

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Plain

a broad area of flat, open land, that is lower than a plateau.

City-State

a city and the surrounding villages and farmland that it controlled.

Administrator

manager.

Artisan

a skilled worker who who makes such goods by hand.

Epic

a long poem about a hero.

Nomad

people who moved with flocks and herds.

Polytheisem

belief in many gods.

Pictograph

pictures that stand for words or ideas.

Cuneiform

wedge - shaped.

Scribe

professional writers and record keepers.

Empire

a nation, and city-states, and other nations it has conquered.

Code

a complete and organized set of laws.

Exile

forced absence from the country.

Astronomer

scientists who observe and record the movements of planets and stars.

Plateau

a broad area of high, flat, land.

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