12 terms

World History Vocabulary 1.3

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Tyrant
Ruler who seizes power by force and is not subject to the law
The Twelve Tables
The earliest code of Roman civil, criminal, and religious laws.
Republic
A government where people elect leaders or representatives to make decisions for them. (Representative democracy).
Aristocracy
Rule by the noble (old-wealth) families
Monarchy
Rule by one person
Athens
A famous Greek city-state that created a Democracy
Sparta
A famous Greek city-state run by an oligarchy and a love for war.
Hebrews
A group of monotheistic people from ancient Palestine who spoke the hebrew language (AKA Jews and Israelites)
Assimilate
To absorb or take in
Socratic Method
A method of using questioning and answering to discover new knowledge
Philosopher
a person who studies logic, ethics, and knowledge (wisdom).
Senate
The highest level of government in the Roman Republic; a group of representatives

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