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  • “Ancient Greece”Video Vocabulary
  • Timeline
  • Archaeology
    In Greek, it means “study of beginnings”
    The science of studying past cultures by analyzing their remains
  • City-State
    A central city and the surrounding area it rules
  • Athens
    A leading city-state in ancient Greece
    known for its culture and democratic system of government
  • Acropolis
    In Greek, it means “high hill”
    The highest point in a Greek city-state where important monuments and temples were built
  • Parthenon
    The classic Greek temple built on the Acropolis in Athens
    Honors the goddess Athena
  • Frieze
    A series of sculptures carvedout of a background panel
  • Sparta
    Athens’ rival city-state known for its military power
  • Democracy
    In Greek, it means “rule of the people”
    A system of governing in which citizens vote to elect representatives and make laws
  • Assembly
    In Athens, the meeting of citizens held every ten days to discuss and vote on issues related to the democracy
  • Barbarian
    To the Greeks, foreigners or people who were not like them
  • Philosophy
    In Greek, it means “love of learning”
    A system of thought which examines and explains the purpose of life
  • Terra Cotta
    Red clay pottery used in making classical Greek vases
  • Delphi
    An ancient town of central Greece
    The sanctuary of the oracle of Apollo was here
  • Oracle
    A priest or priestess believed to speak for a god and foretell the future
  • Olympics
    A festival of athletic games and contests first held by the ancient Greeks in 776 BC
  • Map of the Mediterranean Area
  • Things to think about..
    The land of Greece is ____________ and __________________. The soil is only fertile in a small area, and there are few mineral resources.
    What would the people of Greece have to use?
    rocky
    mountainous
  • Greece was the birth place of _______________ and personal freedom.
    As you watch the program, note what other ideas we have inherited from the ancient Greeks.
    democracy