Terms in this set (29)
Body of land with water on three sides
Settlement in a new territory
Person who takes all power by force; tyranny is rule by a strong leader
Small group of people hold power
Citizens share a running in the government; " rule by the people"
Mass meeting, citizens participate firsthand in government, making laws etc.
Small group of people that are elected by the majority to make decisions on everyone's behalf
Thinker who seeks wisdom and thinks about life
Traditional stories about gods and heros
Sacred shrine where a priest spoke for a god or goddess
Short story that teaches a lesson
Story told by actors who pretend to be characters in the story
Study of nature and the meaning of life
Developed by Socrates, a question and answer method of teaching
Philosopher and teacher of Plato; wrote the Socratic method
Philosopher; wrote the rebulblic
Philosopher and scientist; wrote over 200 books in science and philosophy
Poet who wrote epics
Alexander the great
Military leader from Macedonia
A hereditary class of rulers; "rule by the best people"
A word meaning "high city"
The art and practice of government
A city state
People who have legal rights in a particular nation or state
The alliance between Athens and other city states to protect themselves from Persia
To be Greek like
A time after the death of Alexander the Great
A collection of myths or stories that people tell about their gods or heros