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What are political units rhat had its own laws and form of government?
City – States
None
Athens
What Greek city had a democratic government?
None
Who was Socrates
a philosopher
None
Who was a Greek king who conquered many lands throughout theMediterranean
Alexander the Great
None
Who was a king in Mesopotamia the set up a harsh set of laws?
Hammurabi
None
By what type of government was Sparta was ruled?
An oligarchy
None
In which type of government citizens govern themselves through elected representatives?
Democracy
Who was the Greek philosopher who studied with Plato?
Aristotle
None
What term refers to the central city of a city-state in ancient Greece?
Polis
What is the natural barrier that separated Europe and Asia?
Ural Mountains
In which type of government are the people ruled by a few wealthy individuals?
Oligarchy
None
What did the mountains on the Greek peninsula do for the Ancient Greeks?
Provided protection against other people invading them and conquering them
Fjord
What is a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep cliffs
What is the body of water along the southern coast of Europe
Mediterranean Sea
What is a body of land surrounded by water on three sides
Peninsula
A Myth is
A story used by to explain things people did not understand
An area of land governed by a distant country and settled by citizens of that country
What is a colony?
What does conquer mean?
Overcome by force
What was the most common male activity of the common people of Ancient Greeks?
Farming
Where were Ancient Greek girls taught to read and write?
At home
Every civilization added to what we have today. What 2 things (government and sports) did Ancient Greece give us?
Democracy and the Olympics
Why did the city of Sparta not need walls for protection?
They were so fierce
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At what age did Spartans begin to train to be soldiers?
What were the 2 rivers that assisted the Sumerians develop the first civilization?
Tigris and Euphrates
Sumerian temples were called
Ziggurats
Egyptian writing is called
hieroglyphics
cuneiform
Sumerian writing is called
Prior to the city states of Mesopotamia, people were
hunter-gatherers
The Sumerians wrote on
clay tablets