the fundamental political unit of ancient Greece after about 750 B.C.
a fortified hilltop in an ancient Greek city
a government in which power is in the hands of a single person
a military formation of foot soldiers armed with spears and shields
in ancient Greece, a powerful individual who gained control of a city-state's government by appealing to the poor for support
in the society of ancient Sparta, a peasant bound to the land
a series of wars in the fifth century B.C., in which Greek city-states battled the Persian Empire
a government controlled by its citizens, either directly or through representatives
a government in which power is in the hands of a hereditary ruling class or nobility
a government in which power is in the hands of a few people—especially one in which rule is based upon wealth
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