Ancient Greece Vocabulary

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Ancient Greece Vocabulary
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Ancient Greece vocab. for 7th grade.
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  1. a large hill in ancient Greece where city residents sought shelter and safety in times of war and met to discuss community affairs
    acropolis
  2. a central area in Greek city-states used both as a meeting place and a marketplace
    agora
  3. a person with certain rights and responsibilities in his or her country
    citizen
  4. a self-governing city, often with surrounding lands and villages
    colony
  5. a self-governing city, often with surrounding lands and villages
    city-state
  6. a system of government in which citizens share in the running of the government
    democracy
  7. a system of government in which people gather at mass meetings to decide, or vote on government matters
    direct democracy
  8. a sheltered place along a coast used to protect boats and ships
    harbor
  9. a time period when the Greek language and ideas spread to non-Greek areas
    Hellenistic Era
  10. captive workers, or slaves
    helots
  11. what a person leaves behind when he or she dies
    legacy
  12. a government ruled by a king or queen
    monarchy
  13. a system of government in which a few wealthy citizens hold power
    oligarchy
  14. an area of land almost entirely surrounded by water
    peninsula
  15. thinkers who ponder questions about life
    philosopher
  16. a city-state win ancient Greevce that operates like an independent country
    polis
  17. a government in which elected officials make laws and decisions on behalf of everyone
    representive democracy
  18. a government in which a single ruler seizes power and rules with total authority
    tyranny

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