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Chapter 6 Ancient Greece

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6.1
peninsula
an area of land surrounded by water on each side
epic
long poem
acropolis
a high, rocky hill which is where Ancient Greeks built cities
city-state
a seperate independent state, with it's own government, traditions and laws
democracy
where citizens govern themselves
tyrant
was a ruler who seized power by force
aristocrats
leaders who ruled from being members of rich and powerful families
6.2
tribute
payments made to city-states from allies
immortal
something that lives forever, never dies
philosophers
people who believed that other people could use mind and reason to understand natural events
tragedy
serious story that usually ends in a disaster for a main character
6.3
agora
normally outdoor public market or meeting place
6.4
plague
widespread disease, that usually lots of people die from without medication
blockade
the cutting off area by enemy forcing no trade or travel
6.5
barbarian
wild, uncivilized people
assasinate
to murder
Hellenistic
Greek culture after the death of Alexander the Great, which formed three kingdoms from the territories that were conquered from Alexander