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Ancient Greece Study Guide 7th

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Democracy
a form of government in which the ruling power is shared by all citizens
Mythology
religion of the stories
Tragedy
Greek plays that end sadly
Comedy
Greek plays where characters are put in humorous situations
Acropolis
Temple on the hill above the city
Traders
Greeks traded goods for goods they needed
Colonizers
Greeks established colonies to acquire resources they didn't have
Doric
A form of Greek architecture: Simple, plain, column
Ionic
A form of Greek architecture: column with scroll at the top
Corinthian
A form of Greek architecture: a column with decorative leaves
Epic poem
a long narrative poem Ex: Homers Odyssey
Socrates
Important Greek philosopher
Plato
Greek Philosopher and teacher
Aristotle
Greek philosopher and teacher
Alexander The Great
Created the largest empire the world has ever seen
Herodotus
Father of Greek History
Homer
Wrote the Epic Poem the Odyssey
Minoan Civilization
1. First civilization of Greece
2. Destroy by a volcano
Trojan War
A war between Greece and Troy. It was started because of Helen
Parthenon
A famous temple of Athens and house a 40 ft. statue of Athena
List 4 Democratic Principles
rule by majority, personal freedom, equality by law, and the right to get ahead through ones ability not based on social class
List 3 Social Organizations/Social Hierarchy
Ruling class, land owners, and slaves
List 3 exports of Ancient Greece
olives, grapes, and grains
Describe Greece's physical characteristics and climate
Mediterranean climate and mountainous rock
Drama
The art of writing, acting in, and producing plays
Religion
A set of spiritual beliefs, value, and practices
Philosophy
A theory or set of values by which one lives; the search for wisdom or knowledge
Olympics
games played every 4 years to honor god Zeus
Architecture
The art of designing buildings
Language
spoken and written words used to communicate thoughts, ideas, and feelings
Literature
Books, and writings
Plumbing Systems
The same concept that we use today