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Ancient Greece 2

STUDY
PLAY
acropolis
hilltop fortress
comedy
a funny play that has a happy ending
tragedy
a play with a sad ending that treats life seriously
myths
stories about gods and goddesses
oligarchy
government run by an elite group of few people
epic
a long poem that tells a story
Corinthian column
most ornate of the three classical Greek columns
democracy
system of government ruled by the people
monarchy
A government ruled by a king or queen
agora
the marketplace in ancient Greece
colony
a new settlement of land ruled by the home country
polis
a Greek city-state
Persephone
Queen of the Underworld
Ionic column
tall, slender columns with single scroll on the top that looks like a ram's horns
Doric column
the oldest and simplest style of columns that feature fluted sides, a smooth rounded capital