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Ancient Greek Government
Vocabulary of Ancient Greece
Terms in this set (18)
In ancient Greece, a powerful individual who gained control of a city-state's government by appealing to the poor for support
a government run by church leaders
government in which all citizens share in running the government
A government ruled by a king or queen
a system of government in which a small group holds power
system of government in which people gather at mass meetings to decide on government matters
system of government in which citizens choose a smaller group to make laws and governmental decisions on their behalf
the early greek city-state, made up of a city and surrounding countryside and run like an independent country
in early Greek city-states, a fortified gathering place at the top of a hill which was sometimes the site of temples and public buildings
a central area in Greek cities used both as a marketplace and as a meeting place
nobles whose wealth came from the land they owned
A male Greek over 18 whose forebears had been Athenians for 3 generations ( not slaves, Women , Foreigners )
complex society with cities, organized government, art, religion, class divisions, and a writing system
independent state made up of a city and the surrounding land and villages
Athenian leader who broke up the power of nobility; organized citizens into 10 groups based on where they lived rather than wealth; created the Council of Five Hundred, which proposed laws and counseled the assembly; members were chosen by lot (random).
important leader and warrior in Athens during the Golden Age who strengthened democracy, made it possible for poor people to be in the government of Athens, and said there should be equal justice for all people.
an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess, Greek city-state that was ruled by an oligarchy, focused on military, used slaves for agriculture, discouraged the arts
A democratic Greek polis who accomplished many cultural achievements, and who were constantly at war with Sparta.
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