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Mount Olympus
The highest mountain in Greece, where the ancient Greeks believed many of their gods and goddesses lived
Athens
For many centuries the most powerful of all ancient Greek city-states
Pelopennesus
A mountainous peninsula in southern Greece, between the Ionian and Aegean Sea
Sparta
The largest ancient Greek city-state
Colony
A territory or community that is under the control of another country
Crete
a Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea, southeast of Greece
Agora
A central area in Greek cities used both as a marketplace and as a meeting place
Acropolis
A large hill in ancient Greece where city residents sought shelter and saftey intimes of war and met to discuss community affairs
Polis
a city-state in ancient Greece
Assembly
A lawmaking body of government made up of a group of citizens
Attica
a peninsula in east-central Greece on the Aegean Sea on which Athens was built
Socrates
Greek philosopher who discussed laws, customs, values, and religion with students
Rhodes
a Greek island, lying east of Crete in the Aegean Sea
Pericles
Athenian general who led Athens during the war with Sparta
Mediterranean Sea
A sea that surround a portion of Greece
Jury
A group of citizens chosen to hear evidence and make a decision in a court of law
Oligarchy
A type fo government in which a small group of citizens control decision-making
Philosophy
The study of or research for truth, wisdom, and the right way to live
Peninsula
An area of land almost entirely surrounded by water
Monarchy
A government ruled by a king or queen
Acropolis
A hill in ancient Athens that became a religious center and meeting place
Democracy
A system of government in which citizens vote to make governmental decisions
Acropolis
A hill in ancient Athens that became a religious center and meeting place
Homer
An ancient Greek poet
Plato
Greek philosopher and student to Socrates
Acropolis
A hill in ancient Athens that became a religious center and meeting place
harbor
a sheltered place along a coast used to protect boats and ships
Citizen
A person with certain rights and responsibilities in his or her country or community