SR04 Ch. 9 Ancient Greece Flashcards- Megan

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polis

the greek word for a city-state

classical

age that is marked by great achievements

acropolis

a high hill

democracy

a type of government in which people rule themselves

aristocrats

rich landowners

oligarchy

a government in which only few people have power

citizens

people who had the right to participate in government

tyrant

a leader who held power through the use of force

Pericles

Athenian leader who encouraged the spread of democracy and led Athens when the city was at its height

mythology

a body of stories about gods and heroes that tryto explain how the world works

Homer

a poet who wrote the Iliad and the Odessy

Sappho

the most famous lyric poet whose poems were beautiful and emotional

Aesop

famous for his fables

fables

short stories that teach the reader lessons about life or give advice on how to live

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