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Shrine
Area dedicated to honor Gods and Goddesses
Fresco
Paintings done on wet plaster
Polis
Greek city-state
Strait
Narrow water passage
Acropolis
Highest and most fortified point in a city-state
Monarchy
Government run by a king or queen
Oligarchy
Government run by a few people
Aristocracy
Government run by the upper class
Phalanx
Massive formation of foot soldiers
Helot
State owned slave in Sparta
Tyrant
Ruler who gains power by force
Democracy
Government in which the people hold the power
Alliance
Agreement between nations to defend each other
Legislature
Law making body
Jury
Group of people sworn to make a decision in a legal case
Direct Democracy
Government in which citizens participate in the day to day affairs of the government
Stipend
Salary given to public office holders
Ostracism
To banish a person who threatens democracy
Rhetoric
Art of skillful speaking
Logic
Rational thinking
Comedy
Play that mocked people or social customs
Tragedy
Play that focused on human suffering. Often ends in disaster
Heliocentric
Belief that the sun is the center of the universe
Assimilate
Absorb or adopt another culture