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Glossary of Ancient Greece Vocab I

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peninsula
land surrounded by water on 3 sides
Aegean Sea
sea east of Greece

pronounced A-G-N-C
trireme
battleship with 3 tiers of oars and an underwater spike to sink enemy ships

pronounced try-reem
polis
city on a hill and the surrounding land it rules; has its own government (also called city state)
Mediterranean Sea
sea southwest of Greece between Europe and Africa
agora
marketplace in the center of a Greek city
democracy
government where the people rule
acropolis
fort on a high hill in the center of a polis
philosophy
the way someone thinks or feels about an issue
myth
a traditional story that explains something; a legend

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