Ancient Greece & Rome
A city and its surrounding lands functioning as an independent political unit.
A long narrative poem celebrating the deeds of legendary or traditional heroes.
A fortified hilltop in an Ancient Greek city.
Alexander the Great
A brilliant king who captured many countries, and soon became an unchallenged leader.
A more "educated" city state in Greece, laying to the north of Sparta.
A blind man who composed epics, such as the Iliad and the Odyssey.
An Ancient kingdom north of Greece, whose ruler Phillip II conqured Greece in 338 BC.
An Indo-European people who settled on the Greek mainland around 2000 BC.
The rational investigation of the tyruths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct.
A Greek city state, the fundamental political unit of Ancient Greece after about 750 BC.
A military state located in the southern part of Greece and nearly cut off from Greece by the culf of Cornith.
A government ruled by a single person.
Julius Caeser's grand nephew and adopted son who was the first true emperor of Rome. His leadership lead to the Pax Romana.
A Roman ruler who was a genius at military strategy and a strong leader. He became absolute ruler until he was killed.
A period of peace and prosperity throughout the Roman Empire, lasting from 27 BC to 180 AD.
In Ancient Rome, an official elected by the Plebians to protect their rights.
A monotheistic religion, practiced throught the world, dating back to the 4th Century.
Overruling a law or another's descisions.
A leader who had absolute power to make laws and command the army.
A list of rules taht were the basis of the Roman legal system.
A Carhaginian general who planned to avenge Carthage's earlier defeat. (
Rome vs. Carthage
win control of Sicily and the western Mediterranean)
In Ancient Rome, a group of three leaders sharing control of the government.
A pipeline or channel built to carry water to populated areas.
One of the followers of Jesus who preached and spread his teaching.