Ancient Greece Quiz Review Sheet Flashcards

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Wanax
Mycenaean ruler.
polis
Greek city-state.
Zeus
Overall Greek god
Paris
Killer of Achilles
suspicious
Christopher's favorite word.
Achilles
Hero of the Mycenaeans.
Linear A
Minoan writing system.
Landscape of Greece
Peninsula, moutains,and hills
Linear B
Script of the Mycenaeans.
neighbors
"Perioeci". "Half-citizens" of ancient Sparta.
Crops of Greece
Wheat,barley grapes and olives
The iliad
An epic poem by Homer
The Equals
Only true citizens of Sparta
Athena
Goddess that Athens is named after.
tyrant
Someone who takes power by force.
Agamemnon
Ruler of Mycenaeans during Trojan War.
Ephors
Lawkeepers who presided over the council of elders in Sparta.
Plato
Socrates student who wrote a book called The Republic
Political science
The study of government of state
Themistocles
Athenian General who fought Xerxes and destroyed the Persian navy at Salamis.
Salamis
Battle where the Persian navy was completely destroyed.
Peloponnesian War
War fought between the Delian League/Athenian Empire and the Peloponnesian League.
Magna Graecia
Italy was known as ____ _______.
Leonidas
EPIC Spartan King that fought Xerxes at Thermopylae.
Acropolis
A large hill with a temple on top
Agora
A large clearing used for trading and gathering
Democracy
A political system in which the power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people
Aristotle
Considered by many to be the greatest Greek philosopher; taught Alexander the Great.
Aphrodite
Who did Paris give the golden apple to?
Oilgarchy
state ruled by two kings and a concil of elderly
two
How many kings served in Sparta at a time?
Minotar
The head of a bull the body of a man
The Dark Age
The period between the fall of the Mycenaens and the rise of the poleis (include the article).
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