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Ancient Greece Chapter 1-4

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Mount Olympus
Place were the gods lived
Indo-European
Anthother name for the greeks
Hellenes
what the called the ancient greeks
Zeus
King of the gods
Odyssey
peom created by homer, about a man trying to return to Troy
Philosopher
Love of wisdom or study of the truth
Pnyx
Hill were the towns people did things
Ambrosia
Food eaten by the gods
Oracle
Person that had a special connection with the gods. They could tell the future.
Eros
The god of love and instinct
Uranus
The god of the sky.
Gaea
The goddes of the earth
Cronos
The god of the titians
Titans
Second group of the god
Zeus
Lord of the gods
Hera
Queen of the gods
Poseidon
Lord of the oceans and earthquakes
Hades
Lord of the under world
Hephaestus
God of metal working
Aphrodite
Godess of love
Ares
God of war
Athena
Godess of war and wisdom
Apollo
God of arts and the sun
Atemis
God of hunting and the moon
Hermes
Messenger of the gods
Dionyus
God of wine
Nectar
Drink of the gods
Sybils
Another name for a oracle
Chaos
Black swirling nothingness
Homer
Greek song writer and was suposed to be blind
Minoans
Lived on the island of crete and didnt document much of their life
Catastrophe
Something devistating
Linear A
Hard to read language
Linear B
Language that is written in straight
Thucydides
Poem about a great navy officer
Tauros
"bull"
Labyrinth
Confusing maze that the minotaur was incaged in
Minotaur
Bull like creature that only ate human flesh
Frescoes
Pantings of people in every day life
Sir Arthur Evans
Discovered a great structure under ground
Ariadne
Women who put Theseus to kill the minotaur
Theseus
killed the Minotaur
Minos
God of the Minoans
Knossos
Land that Sir Arthu Evans bought
Bronze Age
Boost of intellegence
Phaistos disk
Clay disk that had symbols spiraling out of it
Micheal Ventris
Finally discovered a greet scroll that turned out to be a shopping list
Hieroglyphs
Language that has symbols to represent words