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Arts and Humanities
Ancient Greece Pt. 1
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Ancient Athens was the birthplace of democracy.
Greece is a mountainous country, making each ancient Greek city create its own government.
City states were controlled by rich rulers called tyrants, who did not always treat people fairly.
People of Athens did not create a new system of government; they wanted the tyrants to rule.
Tyrants are rulers who seize power and sometimes govern in a harsh, cruel way.
Slaves had the right to participate in Athenian democracy.
_________ were at the top of Athenian social structure.
Male and female citizens could participate in government and voting.
Metics were owned by private Athenians or the city-state.
Which of the follow is not true about Metics?
Could participate in government.
Slaves could only become citizens if their owner freed them by giving them a sock.
Slaves are the lowest in the social structure of Ancient Athens.
Which of the following did boys not study at school?
Cooking, sewing, cleaning.
Why were sports important in school for Athenian boys?
Prepared them for military service.
Women did not take part in Assembly.
Citizens should be allowed to rule themselves; this is the basis of democracy.
The common good was valued the most, not individual and minority rights.
Slavery was an accepted and normal part of Athenian society.
What is the correct definition of direct democracy?
People vote directly to make decisions; no representatives.
Jurors were chosen by lottery. In the U.S. people are chosen for jury duty in the same way.
Metics could not be on a jury, but could be part of legal cases.
What continent is Greece on?
What crops were bountiful in ancient Greece?
Olives and Grapes
Which land form is prominent in Greece's geography?
Which seas surrounds Greece?
Aegean, Ionian, Mediterranean
In ancient Greece, what were wealthy landowners called?
The public market and meeting place in each city was known as?
Which of the following city-states had a standing army?
What type of government is it when rulers take over by force and have absolute power?
In ancient Greece, city-states first emerged when family farms formed a village?
Which city-state was known for their physical fitness and military training?
What were slaves called in the Spartan social class system?
What was special about laws in Sparta?
They were memorized, not written down
Thousands of citizens directly took part in making major decisions
Beautiful temples and architecture
Helots were allowed to live in their own communities with their families.
Slaves had no rights and could be bought or sold at any time
Seen as the best and bravest of all Greek soldiers
A colony is a
new settlement that keeps close to their homeland
an acropolis is
a hilltop with a fortress and temples
a polis is a
An oligarchy is...
a government where a few wealthy people hold power
What separated communities in ancient Greece?
rugged mountains and valleys
Sparta became militaristic to...
it's need to control the helots
What was a benefit of Greece's location?
it made it easy to do sea trade
Women could own property
What is the first known civilization in ancient Greece?
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