ANCIENT GREECE VOCAB Philosopher ◦A person who was a “professional thinker” ◦They came up with ideas about life and why people do what they do! Olympic Games ◦Athletic Competition that started in Olympia to impress Zeus. Assembly ◦The gathering of citizens in Greek democracy. Oligarchy ◦A type of government which a few people had power no matter what social class they are. Fable ◦A short story (tale) that teaches a lesson. City-State (polis) ◦A town run like an independent country. Myth ◦Traditional stories about gods to explain things that happen in nature. Aristocracy ◦Form of government where a few very wealthy people are in charge. Democracy ◦Form of government in which all citizens share running the government.