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

Troy

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

Mount Olympus

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

Athens

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

Sparta

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c. 900 B.C. - Ancient Greek poet who composed two poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, about the Trojan War.

Homer

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490 B.C. - 429 B.C. Ancient Athenian leader who strove to make Athens the center of art and literature and who was responsible for building the Parthenon.

Pericles

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a traditional story that may include god and goddesses and often tries to explain events and nature.

myth

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to live forever.

immortal

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a government controlled by a few wealthy people.

aristocracy

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a government by the people.

democracy

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the passing down of story from person to person orally.

oral tradition

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

Assembly

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a slave.

helot

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fought between the Greeks and the people of Troy, gods and goddesses helped heroes on both side of the battle.

Trojan War

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athletic contests held by the ancient Greeks about 3,500 years ago and revived in modern times.

Olympic Games