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Flashcards - Ancient Greece: Athens Overview

Flashcards - Ancient Greece: Athens Overview
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tyrant
A tyrant , in its modern English usage, is an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution, or one who has usurped legitimate sovereignty
agora
The agora was a central spot in ancient Greek city-states
Athens
Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece
Parthenon
The Parthenon is a former temple, on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron
Zeus
Zeus was the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who ruled as king of the gods of Mount Olympus
satyr plays
Satyr plays were an ancient Greek form of tragicomedy, similar in spirit to the bawdy satire of burlesque
hegemon
Hegemony is the political, economic, or military predominance or control of one state over others

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