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Ch. 26 Ancient Greece

The Rise of Democracy
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Monarch
A single ruler, such as a king, queen, or emperor who holds all the power in a country or empire.
Aristocrat
A member of the most powerful class in ancient Greek society.
Oligarch
One of several people who rule a country or empire together, sharing the power.
Tyrant
A person who seizes power illegally.
Citizen
A member of a democracy, who has certain rights and responsibilities.
Assembly
A group of citizens in an ancient Greek democracy with the power to pass laws.
Democracy
A form of government in which the ruling power is shared by all citizens.