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name Alexander's father who conquered most of Greece
Philip II
usually the largest gathering place in a Greek city-state
theater
book of the Bible which prophesied Alexander the Great's short life
Daniel
the religious center of the city
acropolis
who did the work of Sparta
helots
place where men practiced their favorite sports
gymnasium
the independent cities of Greece where known as what
city-states
long racing track
stadium
Alexander the Great's empire extended as far east as?
India
marketplace
agora
name the peninsula where Greece is located
Balkan
what do you call a large group of foot soldiers, armed with sheilds and spears and trained to move together?
phalanx
singing poet
bard
Identify on a map the climate zones
temperate, frigid, torrid
boys in thie city-state became citizens at age 18 after taking a pledge in a solemn ceremony
Athens
city-state first to become powerful
Sparta
most of the men in this city-state never learned to read or write
Sparta
Philosophers and foreigners were not welcome here
Sparta (Is it any wonder they never learned to read and write?)
idea of democracy was developed in this city-state
Athens
greatest cultural center in ancient Greece
Athens
boys began a program of education designed to make them good citizens at age 7 in this city-state
Athens
boys began a training program designed to make them loyal soldiers at age 7 in this city-state
Sparta
amount of rain, snow, sleet an area receives
precipatation
body of water which cuts Greece almost in half
Gulf of Corinth
The ________of a region can change from day to day
weather
the alphabet the Greeks borrowed and added vowels to
Phoenician
weather conditions of a reguion over a period of many years
climate
blind singing poet of ancient Greece
Homer
climate zone that is neither too hot onor too cold
temperate
philosopher concerned with finding the best way to live
Socrates
Torrid means______
scorching
this man was a freed slave and wrote fables
Aesop
the Greek god honored by the Olympic games
Zeus
What two words does the word democracy come from?
"people" and "rule"
Which language was used in most of the civilized world during the Hellenistic Age?
Greek
Why was the usage of the Greek language especially important?
It prepared the way for the writing of the New Testament in Greek