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peninsula
body of land with water on three sides.
colony
settlement in a new territory that keeps close ties with its homeland.
polis
the early Greek city-state, made up of a city and the surrounding countryside and run like an independent country.
agora
in early Greek city-states, an open area that served as both a market and a meeting place.
tyrant
person who takes power by force and rules with total authority.
oligarchy
government in which a small group of people holds power.
democracy
government in which all citizens share in running the government.
helot
person who was conquered and enslaved by the ancient Spartans.
satrap
official who ruled a state in the Persian Empire under Darius.
direct democracy
system of government in which people gather at mass meetings to decide on government matters.
representative democracy
system of government in which people elect leaders to make laws.
philosopher
thinker who seeks wisdom and ponders questions about life.
legacy
what a person leaves behind when he or she dies.
epic
long poems told about heroic deeds.
oracle
a sacred shrine where a priest spoke for gods and goddess.
myth
traditional stories about gods or goddess that are sued to explain beliefs and things that affect people's lives.
fable
a short tale that teaches a lesson.
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