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Peninsula

an area of land surrounded by bodies of water on 3 sides

City-State

A city that with its surrounding territory forms an independent state

Polis

A Greek city-state

Democracy

A type of government in which people rule themselves

Citizen

A person who is loyal to one government or to be able to participate in it.

Myth

A traditional story with beliefs



Drama

A type of story performed or acted in a theater

Philosophy

An investigation of basic truths about the universe based on logical reasoning.

Agora

An open space in Ancient Greece

Acropolis

A high hill upon which a Greek fortress was built

Oligarchy

A government controlled by wealth

Aristocrat

A rich landowner or noble

Tyrant

an evil ruler who has taken power illegally

Assembly

A group of people gathered together

Phalanx

A group of Greek warriors who stood close together in a square formation

Helot

A slave in ancient Sparta

Peloponnesian War

A war between Athens and Sparta in the 400s BC

Mythology

stories about gods and heroes that try to explain how the world works.

Colonies