Flashcards in Chapter 9 lesson 2 Deck (15):
a city on the western coast of Asia Minor; site of the legendary Trojan War
a mountain in northern Greece thought by the ancient Greeks to be the home of their gods.
a city-state that was the best example of ancient Greek democracy; the capital of modern Greece
an ancient Greek city-state that was under strict military rule
Ancient Greek poet who composed two poems.
Ancient Athenian leader who strove to make Athens the center of art and literature and who was responsible for building the Parthenon
a traditional story that may include gods and goddess and often tried to explain events in nature
to live forever
the highest class in certain societies, especially those holding hereditary titles or offices.
A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives.
is information passed down through the generations by word of mouth that is not written down.
a group of people gathered together in one place for a common purpose.
a member of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta, intermediate in status between slaves and citizens.
In classical mythology, the great war fought between the Greeks and the Trojans