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Polis

The Greek word for a city-state is polis

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Classical

A classical age is one that is marked by great achiements

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Acropolis

A high hill is called an Acropolis

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Democracy

A type of government in which people rule themselves

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Aristocrats

Rich landowners

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Oligarchy

A government in which only a few people have power

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Citizens

People who had the right to participate in government

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Tryant

A leader who held power through the use of force

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Pericles

He led government from about 460 B.C until his death in 429 B.C

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Mythology

A body of stories about gods and heroes that try to explain how the world works

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Homer

The Iliad and Odyssey was written by a poet named Homer

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Sappho

Most famous lyric poet

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Aesop

Famous for his fables

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Fables

Short stories that teach the reader lessons about life or give advice

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Influence

Mycenaeans built towns on the Greek mainland. These two civilizations influenced the entire Aegean region and helped shape later Greece