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What caused the major difficulties in uniting ancient Greeks under a single government?
the geography of the region
Why was Alexandria, Egypt, important during the Hellenistic period?
It became the foremost center of commerce and Hellenistic culture.
In which forms of government did heredity play no role in the selection of rulers?
democracy and oligarchy
What was an important feature of Athenian democracy under Pericles?
It increased the number of paid officials.
What was the direct cause of Athens' gradual move toward democracy?
fears of major political upheavels
Why do archaeologists think the Trojan War actually place?
An archaeologist the possible remains of ancient Troy.
Why is the government during the Age of Pericles referred to as a "direct" democracy?
Citizens ruled directly; they did not elect representative
Which of the following did Athenians do in order to transform an aristocracy into a direct democracy?
break up the power of the rich nobility
Given the meaning of polis, and considering the definition of acropolis, you can tell that the Greek combining form acro- means
The most severe restriction on democracy in Athens under Cleisthenes concerned
which members of the society were considered citizens
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