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A relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas.
A large hill in ancient Greece where city residents sought shelter and safety in times of war and met to discuss community affairs.
A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.
A type of literature in which ideas and feelings are expressed in creative ways that are meant to evoke emotion and often includes figurative language.
A formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim.
The profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect.
A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
A self-governing city-state; the basic political unit of the Greek world. The polis comprised a city, with its acropolis and agora and the surrounding territory.
Lover of, or searcher for, wisdom or knowledge; person who regulates his or her life by the light of reason.
In ancient greek architecture, an open building with a roof supported by a row of columns parallel to the back wall.
Formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense).
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