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A city on the Western coast Asia Minor; site of the legendary Trojan War.

Troy

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A mountain in Northern Greece thought by the Greeks to be home of their gods.

Mount Olympus

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A city-states 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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Ancient Greek poet who composed two poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, about the Trojan War.

Homer

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

Pericles

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A traditional story that may include gods and goddesses and often tries to explain events in nature.

Myth

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To live forever.

Immortal

9

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 stories from person to person orally.

Oral Tradition

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

Assembly

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A slave.

Helot

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The Trojan war was fought between the Greeks and the people of Troy.

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