A new book

by Theresa Holodick


Chapter Seven: The Glory of Ancient Greece
Athens- A city-state in Ancient Greece; The capital of modern-day Greece

Agora- A public market and meeting place in ancient Greek city; the Agora, spelled with a capital “a”, refers to the Agora of Athens

Vendor- A seller of goods

Slavery- Condition of being owned by, and forced to work for, someone else

Sparta- A city-state in Ancient Greece; Enemy of Athens

Helots- In Ancient Sparta, the term for slaves who were owned by the state

Peloponnesian War- War fought between Athens and Sparta in Ancient Greece; almost every other Greek city-state was involved in the war

Plague- Wide spread disease

Blockade- An action taken to isolate the enemy and cut off its supplies
Assassinate- To murder for political reasons

Alexander the Great-King of Macedonia (356-323b.c.) conquered Persia and Egypt and invaded India

Hellenistic- Describing Greek history or culture after the death of Alexander the Great, including the three main kingdoms formed by the breakup of Alexander’s empire

Barbarian- A person who belongs to a group that others consider wild, or uncivilized

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