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    • CHAPTER 5 LESSON 2 Warring City-States
    • Vocabulary
      • POLIS.- A Greek city-state of ancient Greece after about 750 B.C.
    • ACROPOLIS
      • Fortified hilltop in an ancient Greek city.
    • MONARCHY
      • Government ruled by a king or queen.
    • ARISTOCRACY
      • Government ruled by a small group of noble families.
    • OLIGARCHY
      • Government ruled by a few powerful people.
    • TYRANT
      • Powerful ruler who gained control of a city-state government by asking the poor people for support.
    • DEMOCRACY
      • Govenment ruled by the citizens and their representatives.
    • HELOT
      • Peasant forced to stay on the land.
    • PHALANX
      • Side-byside fighting formation of Greek foot soldiers.
    • PHALANX
    • PERSIAN WAR
      • Wars in the fifth century B.C. that Greeks and city-states battled the Persian Empire.