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.