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15 terms

Ancient Civ Key Terms

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Plain
a broad area of flat, open land, that is lower than a plateau.
City-State
a city and the surrounding villages and farmland that it controlled.
Administrator
manager.
Artisan
a skilled worker who who makes such goods by hand.
Epic
a long poem about a hero.
Nomad
people who moved with flocks and herds.
Polytheisem
belief in many gods.
Pictograph
pictures that stand for words or ideas.
Cuneiform
wedge - shaped.
Scribe
professional writers and record keepers.
Empire
a nation, and city-states, and other nations it has conquered.
Code
a complete and organized set of laws.
Exile
forced absence from the country.
Astronomer
scientists who observe and record the movements of planets and stars.
Plateau
a broad area of high, flat, land.