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Social Studies Test Review

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penninsula
An area of land almost entirely surrounded by water
harbor
A sheltered place along a coast used to protect ships and boats
Mediterranian Sea
A large, almost land locked arm of the Atlantic Ocean touching Europe, Asia,Afrrica
Crete
A Greek Island in the Mediterannian Sea, southeast of Greece
Rhodes
A greek Island, lying east of Crete in the Aegan Sea
Attica
A penninsula in east-central Greece on the Aegan Sea on which Athens was built
Peloponnesus
A mountainous penninsula in southern greece between the Ionian and Aegan Sea
Phonecia
An aciant seafaring civilazation located on the eastern shore of the Meditarranian Sea
Polis
A city state in ancient greece
Acropolis
A large hill in ancient Greece where city residents sought shelter and safety in times of war and met to discuss community affairs
Agora
A central area in greek cities used as both a marketplace and as a meeting place
Citizen
A person with certain rights and responsibilities in his or her country
Oligarchy
A type of government in which small group of citizens control desision making
Monarchy
A government ruled by a king or queen
Democracy
A system of government in which citizens vote to make government decisions
Colony
A territory or community that is under control of another country
Homer
Ancient Greek Poet
Athens
For many centuries the most powerful greek city state
Sparta
the largest ancient greek city state located on the southern pelopesus
Mount Olympus
The highest mountain in Greece where the greeks believed many of the gods and godesses lived
assembly
A lawmaking body of government made up of a group of citizens
jury
A group of citizens chosen to hear evidence and make a decision in a court of law
philosophy
The study of a search for truth, wisdom, and the right way to live life
Peloponnesian Wars
A war fought between Sparta and Athens in 400bc ending in a victory for Sparta
Pericles
Athens general who led Athens during the war with Sparta
Socrates
Greek philosipher who discussed laws customs and values and religion with students
Plato
Greek philosipher and student of Socrates
Parthenon
A templed dedicated to the goddess Athena
Alexander
King of Maccedonia
Aristotle
Greek Philosipher
Macedonia
An ancient kingdom
Alexandria
A city in ancient Eygpt