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Mycenaeans
After Minoan civilization the Mycenaeans became the major traders in the eastern Mediterranean. Declined because of an earthquake.
polis
the Greek word for city-state
classical
an age that marked by great achievements
acropolis
a high hill
democracy
a type of government in which people rule themselves
aristocrats
rich landowners
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oligrarchy
a government in which only a few people have power
citizens
people who had the right to participate in government.
tyrant
a leader who held power through the use of force
Zeus
king of the gods or god of the sky
Hera
queen of the Gods and goddess of marriage
Poseidon
god of the sea
Hades
God of the underworld
Demeter
goddess of agriculture
Hestia
goddess of the hearth
Athena
goddess of wisdom
Apollo
god of the sun, god of music, healing, and poetry
Artemis
goddess of the moon and archery
Ares
god of war
Aphrodite
goddess of love and beauty
Hephaestus
god of metalworking
Dionysus
god of wine and celebration
Hermes
god of thieves and messangers
Fables
short stories that teach the reader lessons about life or give advice on how to live
Minoans
first civilization to live in Greece, declined because of a volcanic eruption.
peninsula
an area of land surrounded by three sides of water.