Flashcards - WEST History: Ancient Greece

Flashcards - WEST History: Ancient Greece
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Sophocles
Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived
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satyr plays
Satyr plays were an ancient Greek form of tragicomedy, similar in spirit to the bawdy satire of burlesque
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Aeschylus
Aeschylus was an ancient Greek tragedian
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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
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competition
Competition is, in general, a contest or rivalry between two or more organisms, animals, individuals, economic groups or social groups, etc
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competition
Competition is, in general, a contest or rivalry between two or more organisms, animals, individuals, economic groups or social groups, etc
tyrant
A tyrant , in its modern English usage, is an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution, or one who has usurped legitimate sovereignty
Aeschylus
Aeschylus was an ancient Greek tragedian
satyr plays
Satyr plays were an ancient Greek form of tragicomedy, similar in spirit to the bawdy satire of burlesque
Sophocles
Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived
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
Ptolemy
Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Egyptian writer, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology
Allegory of the Cave
The Allegory of the Cave was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work the Republic to compare "the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature"
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

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