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History Vocab for Friday the 16th

mr. baxley histroy 7th grade wesleyan
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polis
a city state of Ancient Greece
acropolis
a walled, high area containing fortifications and tempeles and located in the center of polis
agora
an open area that served as a meeting place and market in early Greek city-states
helots
in ancient greece, state slaves
hoplites
foot soldiers in ancient greece
hubris
great pride
democracy
a government run by the people
tyrant
a strong man who seized power by force and claimed rule for the good of the people
direct democracy
the type of governing system where all people vote directly on an issue
archon
a cheif of state of ancient Athens
phalanx
a military formation composed of rows of soldiers standing shoulder to shoulder carrying pikes of heavy spears
reason
clear and ordered thinking
logic
the process of making the inferences
lyric poetry
a type of poetry that gained its name from the lyre, an instrument that played while the poetry was sung
Hellenistic
the blending of greek cultures with those of Persia, Egypt, and Central Asia following the conquests of Alexander the Great