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Homer
he was the blind poet and wrote the ilad and the odyssey he lived during the 700s
marathon
costal plain about 25 miles north of Athens where Persians attacked the Athenians
Draconian
has come to describe something that is very cruel and severe. Draco's laws were written down everyone knew exactly what the laws were. Aristocrats could no longer dictate what was legal and what was not
Peisistratus
he took over the athenian government in 546 b.c. he divided large estates among landless farmers and extended citizenship to men who did not own land.
parathon
it was the temple to worship the goddess of Athena
ostractism
it allowed citizens to send an unpopular politician into exile
phalanx
rows of foot soliders using there shields to form a wall