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Ancient Greece Vocabulary
a central city and its surrounding villages
land that is surrounded by water on three sides
a territory or community that is under control of another country
fast ships used by Greeks in battles
the central city of a city-state
a form of government in which a few powerful individuals rule
a form of government in which citizens vote to make decisions; "rule by the people"
a form of government where a king or queen rules; government by "one"
Alexander the Great
king of Macedonia whose conquests spread Greek culture throughout parts of the world
a play in which the story and characters are humorous
a person who studies and thinks about why the world is the way it is
a traditional story attempting to explain some belief or occurrence
Greek philosopher and student of Socrates
Greek philosopher who sentenced to death for urging young people to revolt
a large temple built on the Acropolis in Athens and dedicated to the goddess Athena
a serious play that has an unhappy ending
Greek philosopher and private teacher of Alexander the Great