an independent area organized around and including a city. It was called a “polis” in Greek
the southern part of Greece, connected to the main land by a narrow strip of land
a narrow strip of land surrounded by water on both sides, connecting two larger areas of land.
an elevated (raised) fortress built at the center of Greek city-states.
market place near the center of a Greek city state. It served as an important gathering place, similar to a town square.
form of government developed by the Ancient Greeks in which power is controlled by the people.
the belief in and worship of many gods
a play about a serious topic, such as death or suffering
a light hearted or amusing play with a happy ending
the top of an architectural column
the most recognizable feature of Greek architecture, a straight pillar used to support the weight of the building and create a grand entrance
a story that taught a lesson, usually using animals that talk and act human.
A period in a society’s history marked by great achievement.
City state in Greece that focused on developing the mind
Greek city-state that focused on developing the body. Wanted a strong army
Greek-like Hellenistic culture helped shape life in Egypt, central Asia, and other parts of the world
Most famous leader in Athenian leader Wanted people to be proud of their city Emphasized the greatness of Athenian democracy Worked to make the city beautiful Hired artists to decorate the monuments