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polis

the Greek word for city

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classical

a classical age is one that is marked by great achievements

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acropolis

a high hill called the Acropolis

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democracy

a type of government which people rule themselves

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aristocrats

rich landowners

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oligarchy

a small group of people that held all the power

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citizen people who had the right

people who had the right to participate in government

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tyrant

a leader who had power through the force

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pericles

he lead a government about 460 bc until his death in 429 bc

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mythology

a body of stories of gods and heroes that try to explain how things work

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homer

someone that wrote poems about the Trojan war

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Sappho

she madebeautiful and emotional poems

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aesop

someone famous for fables

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fables

short stories that teach readers lessons about life or how to live life

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influenced

the capacity to have an effect on something