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Flashcards in 9-2 The Greek City States Deck (14):
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Troy

a city on the western coast of the Asia Minor; site of the legendary Trojan War

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Mount Olympus

a mountain in northern Greece thought by the ancient Greeks to be the home of their gods

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Athens

a city-state that was the best example of ancient Greek democracy; the capital of modern Greece

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Sparta

an ancient Greek city-state that was under strict military rule

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Homer

Ancient Greek poet who composed two poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey

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Pericles

Ancient Athenian leader who strove to make Athens the center of art and literature and who was responsible for building the Parthenon

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myth

a traditional story that may include gods or goddesses

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immortal

to live forever

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aristocracy

a government controlled by a few wealthy people

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democracy

a government by the people

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oral tradition

the passing down of stories from person to person orally

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Assembly

in ancient Greece, an Athenian governing body of all citizens older than eighteen

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helot

a slave

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Trojan War

a fight between the Greeks and the people of Troy