a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula
An are of land almost completely surrounded by water and connected to the main land by a narrow strip of land.
The fortified, or strengthened, hill of an ancient Greek city.
A member of a rich and powerful family
Person who takes power by force and rules with total authority
A form of government in which citizens govern themselves
In Ancient Greece, a sacred site where a god or goddess was consulted; any priest or priestess who spoke for the gods.
Someone who uses reason to understand the world
A type of serious drama that usually ends in disaster for the main character.
A city-state in ancient Greece; the capital of modern-day Greece.
A public market and meeting place in an ancient Greek city.
A seller of goods.
Condition of being owned by, and forced to work for, someone else.
A member of a certain class of servants in ancient Sparta.
A war fought between Athens and Sparta in ancient Greece, involving almost every other Greek city-state.
A wide spread disease.
An action taken to isolate an enemy and cut off its supplies.
A wild and uncivilized person.
To murder for political reasons.
Alexander the Great
King of Macedonia from 336 to 323 B.C.; conquerer of Persia and Egypt and invader of India.
Describing Greek history or culture after the death of Alexander the Great, including the three main kingdoms formed by the breakup of Alexander's empire.