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Ancient Greek civilizations vocab
Ancient Greek civilizations vocab for mini quiz
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a writing system used by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, as well as the ancient Hebrews and Moabites
the wars fought between Greece and Persia in the 5th century bc, in which the Persians sought to extend their territory over the Greek world.
who won the persian wars?
a war fought around 1200 BC. in which a army led by the mycenaean kings attacked the independent trading city of troy in anatolia.
a war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta;
an alliance of ancient Greek states formed in 478-77 b.c to fight Persia
is a period in history defined as the time between the death of Alexander the Great and the rise of Roman domination
government by the best individuals or by a small privileged class
a government in which power is in the hands of a few people- especially one in which rule is based upon wealth
a government controlled by its citizens, either directly or through repersentives
an individual who gained control of a city-state's government by appealing to the poor for support
An officially elected or otherwise selected body of people vested with the responsibility and power to make laws for a political unit, such as a state or nation.
temporary banishment from a city by popular vote.
the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, esp. the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
unified wall of armed protected by overlapping shields
forced farmers of the spartans
school of philosophy founded at Athens by Zeno of Citium
powerful seafaring people living on crete island
indo- europeans whom settled on greece
A citizen of Athens, Greece.
a citizen of Sparta.
was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher
was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of Socrates
Greek philosopher and polymath
was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism
was the most prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during the Golden Age—specifically, the time between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars
is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived.
was an ancient Greek historian "father of history"
Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry"
Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.
ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine
was the best fighter of the Greeks besieging Troy in the Trojan War
alexander the great
was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece
is the name of several bronze-age settlements in the Aegean coasts
Europe's oldest city
a city state in ancient Greece, esp. as considered in its ideal form for philosophical purposes.
a citadel or fortified part of an ancient Greek city, typically built on a hill.
greek temple dedicated to athena
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