15 terms

02 - Ancient Greece unit vocabulary

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aristocracy
the nobles; when power is held by the nobility
autonomy
the state of existing or acting separately from others; the power or right of a country, group, etc., to govern itself
citizen
a person with full legal rights in a given State
democracy
power is held by the citizens, and they vote directly
domestic
having to do with the home
hoplite
a Greek citizen-soldier
ideal
existing only in the imagination; desirable or perfect but not likely to become a reality.
impartial
treating all rivals or disputants equally; fair and just.
oligarchy
where power is held by just a few people
phalanx
a square of men with spears who fight as a unit; a porcupine of men with spears
philosophy
looking into the nature of things based on logical thinking rather than experimentation; the study of how we know what we know and how we know that the truth is the truth
politics
the art or science of government or ruling a state
state
the group of all parts within a given boundary that are part of the power structure; a government and the territory it controls
subject
a person within a state who has responsibilities, but no rights
tyranny
where a person has complete and uncontested power over others
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