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cultural borrowing
adapting customs from one culture for use in another
epic
a long story-poem
isthmus
a small strip of land, with water on both sides, that connects two larger areas of land
acropolis
a fortress built on a hill
agora
an open-air market and gathering place in many ancient Greek city-states,
aristocracy
a wealthy ruling class
assembly
a lawmaking group
cultural identity
a connection people feel with one another
democracy
rule by the people
helot
in ancient Sparta, a slaved owned by the state
majority rule
a system in which the ideas and decisions supported by the most people are followed
myth
a story that is passed down from generation to generation and usually tells about an ancient god or hero
oligarchy
a system in which a small group controls the government
polis
in ancient Greece, a city-state consisting of a town and the farms and villages that surround it
tyrant
someone who takes control of a government by force and rules alone
comedy
a humorous play
demagogue
a bad leader
league
a group of allies
tragedy
a serious play in which the main character comes to an unhappy end
alliance
an agreement to cooperate
Hellenistic
"Greek-like"
multicultural
relating to many cultures