Flashcards - CLEP Social Sciences and History: Ancient Greece

Flashcards - CLEP Social Sciences and History: Ancient Greece
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amphorae
An amphora is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period
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phalanx
The phalanx was a rectangular mass military formation, usually composed entirely of heavy infantry armed with spears, pikes, sarissas, or similar weapons
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hoplites
Hoplites were citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek city-states who were primarily armed with spears and shields
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constant
The number e is an important mathematical constant that is the base of the natural logarithm
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golden ratio
In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities
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polis
Polis , plural poleis literally means city in Greek
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Iliad
The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer
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Iliad
The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer
polis
Polis , plural poleis literally means city in Greek
golden ratio
In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two quantities
constant
The number e is an important mathematical constant that is the base of the natural logarithm
hoplites
Hoplites were citizen-soldiers of Ancient Greek city-states who were primarily armed with spears and shields
phalanx
The phalanx was a rectangular mass military formation, usually composed entirely of heavy infantry armed with spears, pikes, sarissas, or similar weapons
amphorae
An amphora is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period
Presocratics
Pre-Socratic philosophy is ancient Greek philosophy before Socrates and schools contemporary to Socrates that were not influenced by him
Achilles
In Greek mythology, Achilles was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad
competition
Competition is, in general, a contest or rivalry between two or more organisms, animals, individuals, economic groups or social groups, etc
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
Democritus
Democritus was an influential Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of the universe
Thales
Thales of Miletus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, mathematician and astronomer from Miletus in Asia Minor, current day Milet in Turkey and one of the Seven Sages of Greece
Zeno
Zeno of Elea was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher of Magna Graecia and a member of the Eleatic School founded by Parmenides

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