long poems describing heros and great events
traditional stories about the deeds and misdeeds of gods
special sanctuaries that priests spoke to god from
Good or service bought from another country
Good or service sold to another country
greek city-states controlled by nobles
a new kind of nonaristocratic soildier; heavy infantryman
Leaders who seized power illegally but who were supported by the people
people should rule themselves rather than being ruled by others
all citizens take part in government
the writer of the Odyssey and the Iliad
The god of gods/lightning god
goddess of wisdom, womanly virtue, and technical skill. Wife of Zeus
Brother of Zeus and god of the sea
god of the underworld
goddess of love and beauty, daughter of Zeus
son of Zeus, god of light, music, and poetry
god of fertility and wine
sister and wife of Zeus, goddess of marriage and family
What are some of the Olympic events?
Chariot racing, boxing, foot races, javelin, discus throwing, wrestling, jumping
this is where the Greek gods supposedly lived, on a mountain in northen Greece
What did the Greeks ask of their religion?
1.) a means of gaining, such benefits as long life, good fortune, abundant harvest
2.) an explanation of why people lose self-control
3.) an explanation of such things as thunder, lightening, etc.
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