Ancient Greece- Section 1

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peninsula
An area of land surrounded by water on three sides
epic
A long poem that tells a story
acropolis
A high, rocky hill on or near which early people built cities
city-state
A city with its own traditions, government, and laws
aristocrat
A member of a rich and powerful family
tyrant
A ruler who takes power with the support of the middle and working classes; not necessarily cruel and violent
democracy
A form of government in which citizens govern themselves