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aristocrat
a member of a rich and powerful family
tribute
a regular payment made to a powerful state or nation by a weaker one
tragedy
a type of serious drama that usually ends in disaster for the main character
helots
a member of a certain class of servants in ancient Sparta
Hellenistic
discribing Greek history or culture after the death of Alexander the great, including the three main kindoms formed by the break up of alexaner's empire
tryant
a ruler who takes power by choice
peninsula
an area of land almost completely surrounded by water and connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land
oracle
a sacride site where a god or godess was consulted; any priest or pristess who spoke for the gods
agora
a public market and meeting place in an ancient Greek city
plague
a widespead disease
democracy
a form of government in which citicins govern themselves
acropolis
the fortifield, or strenthened, hill of an ancient Greek city
philosopher
someone who uses reason to understand the world
vendor
a seller of goods
blockade
an action taken to isolate an enemy and cut off its supplies