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Peninsula

A piece of land surrounded by water on three sides.

City-State

a political unit that includes a city

Polis

Name for a city-state in Ancient Greece

Democracy

A government system that is ruled by voting and elections

Citizen

A person loyal to the government and protected by it

Myth

A story usually about a hero or god and explains natural phenomenon

Drama

A play or theater production with lots of emotion

Philosophy

Investigation of truths and basic reasoning

Agora

Center public area with markets and used for social reasons

Acropolis

A high palace in an ancient Greek city containing important temples and monuments

Oligarchy

A group of people that have control of a country or area

Aristocrat

A member of a highest class

Tyrant

Ruler who has taken power illegally and rules without restrictions

Assembly

A group of political people who make laws and decisions

Phalanx

A formation for a military troop

Helot

An agricultural slave in ancient Sparta

Peloponnesian War

War between ancient Athens and Sparta; at the end Sparta took victory

Mythology

A collection of traditional stories about heroes or gods

Colonies

An area that is ruled and is controlled by another country