Ancient Greece Chapter 1-4

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Mount Olympus

Place were the gods lived

Indo-European

Anthother name for the greeks

Hellenes

what the called the ancient greeks

Zeus

King of the gods

Odyssey

peom created by homer, about a man trying to return to Troy

Philosopher

Love of wisdom or study of the truth

Pnyx

Hill were the towns people did things

Ambrosia

Food eaten by the gods

Oracle

Person that had a special connection with the gods. They could tell the future.

Eros

The god of love and instinct

Uranus

The god of the sky.

Gaea

The goddes of the earth

Cronos

The god of the titians

Titans

Second group of the god

Zeus

Lord of the gods

Hera

Queen of the gods

Poseidon

Lord of the oceans and earthquakes

Hades

Lord of the under world

Hephaestus

God of metal working

Aphrodite

Godess of love

Ares

God of war

Athena

Godess of war and wisdom

Apollo

God of arts and the sun

Atemis

God of hunting and the moon

Hermes

Messenger of the gods

Dionyus

God of wine

Nectar

Drink of the gods

Sybils

Another name for a oracle

Chaos

Black swirling nothingness

Homer

Greek song writer and was suposed to be blind

Minoans

Lived on the island of crete and didnt document much of their life

Catastrophe

Something devistating

Linear A

Hard to read language

Linear B

Language that is written in straight

Thucydides

Poem about a great navy officer

Tauros

"bull"

Labyrinth

Confusing maze that the minotaur was incaged in

Minotaur

Bull like creature that only ate human flesh

Frescoes

Pantings of people in every day life

Sir Arthur Evans

Discovered a great structure under ground

Ariadne

Women who put Theseus to kill the minotaur

Theseus

killed the Minotaur

Minos

God of the Minoans

Knossos

Land that Sir Arthu Evans bought

Bronze Age

Boost of intellegence

Phaistos disk

Clay disk that had symbols spiraling out of it

Micheal Ventris

Finally discovered a greet scroll that turned out to be a shopping list

Hieroglyphs

Language that has symbols to represent words

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