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poils

the greek word for city-state

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classical

is one that is marked by great achievements

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acropolis

a high hill

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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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tyrant

which meant a leader who had power through the use of the force

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Pericles

he led government for 31 years from 460 bc - 429bc

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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

a male poet

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Sappho

a female poet

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Aesop

a teacher

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fables

short stories that teach the reader lessons about life

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influence

change or have effect on