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Western Civilization Chapter 3

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Polis
a down or city or village that surrounds a country side. where they practiced political social and religious activities.
hoplites
heavily armed infantry men who wore bronze or leather helmets, breastplates and wore shin guards. carried around a 9 ft long spear.
phalanx
rectangular formation in tight order, usually 8 ranks deep
tyrants
rulers who seized power by force and who were not subject to the law.
perioikoi
free inhabitants not critizens who were required to pay taxes and perform military serice for Sparta.
helots
bound to the land and forced to work on farms and as household servants for Spartans.
oligarchy
two kings who ruled. maily responcible for military affairs and served as leaders of Sparta.
Sophists
philosophers who though that it was foolish that the universe was beyond the reach of the human mind.
rhetoric
-the art of persuasive speaking
-debates and swaying an audience
Socratic method
employs a question-and-answer technique to lead pupils to see things for themselves using their own reason.
mystery religions
religion that had initiation into secret rites that promised a more emotional involvement with spiritual forces and a great hope of immortality (live forever)
metics
resident foreigners who received the protection of the laws
hetairai (had-r-i)
"female companions" they were usually ex-slaves or foreigners
how did the geography of Greece affect Greek history?
Greece was in a small area, surrounded by mountains and the ocean. the terrain was was mountainous so the city-states were cut off from one another. They each had their own separate ways of life. they never talked to their neighbors.
Who was Homer?
-wrote the Iliad and the odyssey.
-greatest poet of all time.
Why was homers work used as the basis for Greek education?
Homers writings consisted of hero's. everybody wanted to be like them, so they looked up to these books.this books tough courage. describe the dark ages in his books.
what were the chief features a polis (city-state)?
town, city or village and its surrounding countryside. the main part in the middle is where they practiced political, social and religious activities.
How did the major city-states(polis) of Athens and Sparta differ?
Spartans were mostly for the gov't. Their military was very strong. Athens was more democracy and its city-states had more power to the people.
What did the Greeks mean by democracy?
ruled by the people and power to the people.
what ways was the Athenian political system a democracy?
they were separated from all the other city-states and had their own independence, so they made up their own laws.
What effect did the Persian War have on Greek civilization?
it made everyone afraid the Spartans. they were stronger and had very good military tactics. caused great destruction to the Greek civilizations.
what effect did the Peloponnesian War have on Greek civilization?
lots of people died. from the plague it wiped out 1/3rd of the population after math cost a lot.
What ideals was classical Greek art based?
mostly based on people, they carved statues. also and plays became very big.
How were classical Greek art expressed?
through writing, plays, stories, painting
What questions did the Greek philosophers pose, and what were their answers?
Greek philosophers said to question society and the world around them. they studied human behavior.
Arthur Evens named what after the minos?
"minoan"
Iliad
tale of greek hero Achilles and how the "wrath of Achilles" led to disaster.
odyssey
an epic romance about journey of Odysseus how he is reunited with his wife.
The Aeolian
located in northern and central Greece
Dorians
southern western Greece
Corinth
famous state in Greece under rule of oligarchy led by members of Bacchiad family.
Cypselus
member of the family. wanted hi to overthrow the oligarchy and assume sole control of Corinth.
gerousia
council of elders
apella
assembly of all male citizens.
ecclesia
assembly of full citizens, had few power
Solon
cancled all current land debts, outlawed new loans, freed people who had fallen into salvery for debt.
Hellenistic
a new type of order for Hellenistic peroid.
gymnasium
athletic institution, envoled into a secondary school
Epicureanism
Epictus greated this school, they followed the docturine of "pleasure"
Stoicisum
most popular philosophy of hellenistic world. concerned how individuals find happyness.
mystery religions
religions that were different from the others. people would gather together in secret and pray. they believed in eternal life and believed in one god or goddess.
syncretism
all religions have the same beings but they just have different names.
how was alexander able to gather together his empire?
his men were more skilled, and his men moved quickly. and was an outstanding mulitary leader and had superb tactical skills.
what might alexanders rule have been like if he had lived longer?
he would of had a lot more land. and his empire would of been even more powerful
What were the main features of the politcal of the Hellenistic kingdoms?
was a monarchy, relied on greeks and masidonians to form the rulling class.
how did the new political systems differ from those of the greek city-states?
they were a monarchy
what were the main social developments in the hellenistic world?
women were more excepted, slavery increased, education changed,
What achievements in literature, art, science, medicine, and philosophy occurred during the Hellenistic period?
it was a period of cultural accomplishments. became more advanged, people changed the style of art, science they got more experienced and medicine became important for everday people.
Which religions were prominient during the Hellenistic period?
Epicureanism, mystery religons
What does the religions popularity suggest about hellenistic society?
form many people, the search for personal meaning remined unfufilled.
Island of Crete
first society of Greeks, capital knossus
Arther Evens
discovered the island, he found the people of crete called " minons"
minons
they were smart, had plumming great builders, they started construction of knossus. their art is very important, peaceful people, had no weapons. great traiders, (located between greece and egypt.)
when did minonan society fail?
1380 b.c.
Geography had a huge role in socitety during greek times?
their were mountains, valleys, banks, harbors, bc of mountains and valleys broken down into city-states.
Mycenaean
first greek mainland civilization
Hellenes
refered themselfs and their home, they were different then mioans.
mycenae
major city, ruled by seperate kings, became rivles of greeks
War against Troy
Troy its geography determints its fate.
Doric Tribes
moved in, called "dorians" invaded mycenaens
Dark age of Greace
1100-800 BC
-decline of culture
-writing went away
-nuthing build
-shortage of food/ less trade
Rebirth/ Renessance
800-600 BC "greek renessance"
-writing started
-epic poetry
Zuce
Father of Gods, lives on mount alimpus
Hera
Zuces wife, she is jealous
Appolo
god of sun, music, poetry, meds
Aphrodiety
goddness of love
posidon
god of underworld
Athina
godess of wisdom
Hadies
god of underworld
hermies
messenger of Zuce
Ares
god of war
Agamemnon
king of miceney, comander and cheaf of greek forces
Helen
greek wife, had a face that lonched 1000 ships
homer
characters are in universal times.
people relate to it
believes there are ethical values people should live by.
Doric
style of columbs during Greek times, plane edging at the top of the columbs
What were the main features of the military organizaton of the hellenistic kingdoms?
created and maintained their kingsdoms by military force.used phalansx and calvery (main form of military strateigy)