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Peninsula
land surounded on three sides by water
Harbor
sheltered place for ships off the coast
Polis
city-state in ancient Greece
Acropolis
a place to discuss community affairs located on a large hill with large walls they used it to hide in time of war
Agora
central meeting place and a marketplace
Commodity
something that can be bought and or sold
Citizen
a person with certain rights in his or her community
Monarchy
rule by
king/queen
Oligarchy
a small group of citizens who vote on the government
Democracy
Citizens vote on government
Epic
long poem about a story of heroes
Homer
was a poet in Ancient Greece lived in 700 B.C.
Hellenism
blend of Greek ideas and the traditions of Africa and Asia in ancient times
Alexander The Great
356-323 BC king of Macedonia; his conquests spread Greek culture through out parts of three continents; he died at 33
Aristole
384-322 BC Greek philosopher; private teacher of Alexander The Great
assembly
a lawmaking body of government made up of a group of citizens
jury
a group of citizens chosen to hear evidence and make a decision in court of law
philosophy
the study of or search for truth, wisdom, and the right way to live
Peloponnesian War
a war fought between Athens and Sparta in the 400s B.C. ending in a victory for Sparta
phalanxes
a Macedonian battle formation of infantry standing in close ranks with their shields and long spears overlapping each other
orator
a person who is a skilled public speaker