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SR04 Ch. 9 Ancient Greece Flashcards- Megan

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polis
the greek word for a city-state
classical
age that is marked by great achievements
acropolis
a high hill
democracy
a type of government in which people rule themselves
aristocrats
rich landowners
oligarchy
a government in which only few people have power
citizens
people who had the right to participate in government
tyrant
a leader who held power through the use of force
Pericles
Athenian leader who encouraged the spread of democracy and led Athens when the city was at its height
mythology
a body of stories about gods and heroes that tryto explain how the world works
Homer
a poet who wrote the Iliad and the Odessy
Sappho
the most famous lyric poet whose poems were beautiful and emotional
Aesop
famous for his fables
fables
short stories that teach the reader lessons about life or give advice on how to live