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stm chapter 2- ancient greece vocabulary

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long narrative poem about great heroes and their deeds
epic
an ancient story that usually explains something in nature
myth
a person who rules with total and unlimited control
despot
a narrow waterway connecting two larger bodies of water
strait
a state made up of an independent city and the nearby countryside
citystate
a government by a few
oligarchy
a government by the people
democracy
a government by one ruler
monarchy
a group of people called into court to give a verdict
jury
an agreement by persons, groups, nations to act together for some special purpose or benefit
alliance
a settlement in one land ruled by the government of another land
colony
the way of life of a group of people, including their customs, traditions, and values
culture
the study of human behavior, thought and knowledge
philosophy
a large open air theater built in a semicircular pattern, with ascending rows of seats built into a hillside
amphitheater