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peninsula

A body of land that has water in three sides

Tyrant

A ruler who uses there powers in a cruel and unfair way

peloponnesian war

A series of battles between Athens and Sparta

mythology

A collection of myths

acropolis

A citadel of a ancient Greek city

myth

A traditional story that many people believed but was not true

phalanx

A body of troops or police

aristocrat

A member of the upper class or an elite human

citizen

A person who has the right to participate in he government

helot

A member of slaves in Sparta

Philosophy

The study of fundamental nature of knowledge or the love of knowledge

assembly

A group of people gathered a common purpose



City-State

A political unit consisting of a city and countryside

Democracy

A government where people rule themselves

Oligarchy

A government type where a small group of people are in control of one country

Drama

A serious piece of writing

Colonies

A territory under the immediate political control of a state

Agora

A greek market for gathering

Polis

Greek word for city-state