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aristocrat
a member of a rich and pwerful family
rich,powerful
tyrant
a ruler who takes power by force
ruler,power by force
democracy
a form of government in which citizens govern themselves
citizens,govern
tribute
regular payment made to a powerful state or nation by a weaker one
regular payment
oracle
in ancient Greece, a scared site where a god or goddess was consulted;any priest or priestess who spoke for the gods
god or goddess consulted
philosopher
someone who uses reason to understand the world; in Greece the earliest philosophers used reason to explain natural events
understand,world
tragedy
a typs of serious drama that usually ends in diaster for the main character
serious drama,diaster
Athens
a city-state in ancient Greece; the capital of modern-day Greece
modern-day
agora
a public market and meeting place in an ancient Greek city; the Agora, spelled with a capital A, refers to the agora of Athens
publc,meeting place
vendor
a seller of goods
seller,goods
slavery
condition of being owned by, and forced to work for,someone else
owned,work,someone else
Sparta
a city-state in ancient Greece
city-state
helots
a member of a certain class of servants in ancient Sparta
member,certain class,servants
Peloponnesian War
war fought between Athens and Sparta in ancient Greece (431-404 B.C.)
Athens,Sparta
plague
a widespread disease
widespread,disease
blockadde
an action taken to isolate the enemy and cut off its supplies
isolate,enemy,cut off supplies
barbarian
a wild uncivilized person
wild,uncivilized
assassinate
to murder for political reasons
muder,political
Alexander the Great
a king of Macedonia (336-323 B.C); conquered Persia and Egypt and invaded India
Persia,Egypt,India
Hellenistic
describing Greek history or culture after the death of Alexander the Great, including the three main kingdoms formed by the breakup of Alexander's empire
greek,history,culture