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Ancient Greece_Maya

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Sparta
a city-state in ancient Greece
Spartans
focused on military service
Athens
the capital and largest city of Greece
Mt. Olympus
Mythical home of the highest Greek gods and goddesses
Iliad & Odyssey
Before plays were acted out, these two famous pieces of literature would be read out loud by dramatic speakers during competitions to see who could make them sound most exciting.
Homer
ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
Mycenaean
of or relating to or characteristic of ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants
Persian War
conflict between Persia and Greece; Persia wanted to punish Athens for helping another city- state
Peloponnesian War
A war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta
Phillip II of Macedonia
conquered Greece in 338 B.C
Alexander the Great
Conquered and ruled an empire stretching from Macedonia to the Indus Valley
City-State
a city and its surrounding lands that act as a government
Trojan War
a great war fought between Greece and Troy
Polytheistic
belief in many gods

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