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Greece Vocabulary words-Bronxville 6th grade
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Crete is an island that lies southeast of the Greek mainland.
An ancient city in southern Greece; Dominated by Sparta until the 4th century BC.
The southern peninsula of Greece; Dominated by Sparta until the 4th century.
A Mycenae king who used trickery to win wars.
A body of land with water on three sides.
A settlement in new territory that keeps close ties with it's homeland.
Greek word for city-state.
A agora is below the acropolis. An agora is used as a market and a where people could meet and debate issues.
A city-stat dominated by military.
A democratic city-state dominated by education.
A noble man who canceled all farmers debts and freed slaves in Athens.
He seized power in 560 BC. He loaned money to poor people and Athens king
Came to power in 508 BC and became the most important king after Peisistratus
someone who takes power by force and rules with total authority
a government that has fewer people in power
a government where all citizens share in the running of the government
a narrow pass through the mountains that was not easy to defend.
a strait that the Greeks made the Persian navy flee into , to trap them, not far from the Athenian's
a person who conquered and enslaved by the Ancient Spartans.
an ancient empire which is now southwestern Iran. They tried to invade the Greeks at Salamis.
a plain, 26.2 mile from Athens.
a city Northwest of Athens
Cyrus the Great
Leader of the Persian Empire who was responsible for uniting the Persians into a powerful kingdom.
son of Cyrus who divided the empire into provinces
The Persian king who vowed revenge on the athenians
He was an Athenian general who came up with a successful plan to fight the Persians
The twenty states into which Darius divided the Persian empire
A person who ruled a state in the Persian empire under Darius
Persian religion founded by Zoroaster;taught that humans had freedom to choose between right and wrong, and that goodness would triumph in the end
Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea where the Delian League had its headquarters.
Athenian general and leading figure in Athenian politics who guided Athens for over 30 years.
non Athenian women who had a special status and who were influential in politics.
system of government in which people gather at mass meetings and decide on government matters.
system of government in which citizens choose people to elect leaders to make laws.
thinker who seeks wisdom and ponders about life.
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