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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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Ancient Greek poet who composed two poems.

Homer

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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 gods and goddess and often tried to explain events in nature

myth

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to live forever

immortal

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the highest class in certain societies, especially those holding hereditary titles or offices.

arstocracy

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A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.

democracy

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is information passed down through the generations by word of mouth that is not written down.

oral tradition

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a group of people gathered together in one place for a common purpose.

Assembly

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a member of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta, intermediate in status between slaves and citizens.

helot

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In classical mythology, the great war fought between the Greeks and the Trojans

Trojan War

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Games held in ancient times on the plain of Olympia in Greece every four years.

Olympic Games