Flashcards in Chapter 8 - Ancient Greece Deck (8):
An area of land surrounded on 3 sides by water - like Greece.
Travel in Greece
Travel was difficult in Greece because of the mountains and the seas. This kept people apart which is why they had "city-state" governments.
A greek word for City-State which is an independent government of a group of people.
First time that there was Democracy in the world.
500 B.C. When Cleisthenes overthrew the aristocratic (all rich people) government. He wrote a new constitution.
Like the US. People elect a group of people to make the decisions that the government has to make like laws and taxes.
Greek leader who taught people to be proud of their city and active in their government.
Greek poet who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey.