Ancient Greece

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ANCIENT GREECE
Vocabulary Words
Kalani Nechman
ACROPOLIS
A large hill which the Greeks
built their city-states around
AGORA
Definition
A place where Greeks meet and conduct business
ASSEMBLY
Definition
A lawmaking place where people voted on issues that
helped their city.
CITIZEN
Definition
A person who has certain rights and responsibilities to
his or her country.
COLONY
Definition
A group of people who lived apart from Greece but
kept economic ties with it.
DEMOCRACY
Definition
A form of government where people vote to make
decisions.
JURY
Definition
They hear evidence and make decisions in a court of
law
MONARCHY
Definition
Government headed by one ruler
POLIS
Definition
A Greek city-state
PHILOSOPHY
Definition
A study of wisdom and the right way to live
PENINSULA
Definition
An area of land nearly surrounded by water
PELOPONNESIAN WAR
Definition
The war between Athens and Sparta
OLIGARCHY
Definition
The kind of government that is run by a small group of
people.
HARBOR
Definition
A sheltered place along the coastline.
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