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Bell ringers. 2009-2010. Copy words and definitions. Tyrant- a person who takes power by force and rules with total authority. Oligarchy- a government where few people hold power Democracy- all citizens share in running the government.

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bell ringers

Bell ringers


copy words and definitions
Copy words and definitions
  • Tyrant- a person who takes power by force and rules with total authority.
  • Oligarchy- a government where few people hold power
  • Democracy- all citizens share in running the government.
  • Helots- what Spartans called their captive workers. The name comes from the Greek word for “capture”.
bell ringer jan 14 2010
Bell ringer Jan. 14, 2010
  • Why was the military so important to Spartans?
  • What was Sparta’s government like?
  • Focusing on military had its disadvantages. Give one disadvantage.
bell ringer jan 15 2010
Bell ringer Jan. 15, 2010
  • Explain what the difference is between an oligarchy and a democracy.
jan 15 2010
Jan. 15, 2010
  • The difference between an oligarchy and democracy is an oligarchy only a few people run the government and a democracy all citizen participate.
bell ringer for jan 27 2010
Bell ringer for Jan. 27, 2010
  • Why was Cyrus considered a fair ruler? ( The Rise of the Persian Empire page 132)
  • What was the Royal Road? ( The Rise of the Persian Empire page 132)
  • He treated new subjects well.
  • A vast road that connected Persian cities.
bellringer for jan 28 2010
Bellringer for Jan. 28, 2010
  • 1. Name the Three rulers mentioned in Section 3 Persia attacks the Greeks.
  • 2. Name one accomplishment King Darius had during his rule of Persia.

1. Cyrus the Great, King Darius, and Xerxes

  • 2. He reorganized the government to make it work better. He divided the empire into 20 provinces known as SATRAPIES. Each satrapies was ruled by an official with the title satrap – protector of the kingdom. All satrap answered to the king. Persia had a large army of professional soldiers. The government paid people to be full-time soldiers who guarded the king.
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Bellringer for Feb. 4, 2010

Myth- traditional stories about gods and heroes.

Oracle- sacred shrine where a priest or priestess spoke for a god or goddess.

Epic- earliest Greek stories

Fable- is a short tale that teaches a lesson.

Drama- is a story told by actors who pretend to be characters in the story.

Tragedy- when a person struggles to overcome difficulties but fails.

Comedy- a story ends happily

bellringer feb 8 2010
Bellringer Feb.8, 2010
  • 1. How and why did the Greeks honor their god? (Greek Gods and Goddesses page 155-156)
  • 2. What values did the epic poems of Homer teach Greeks? ( Greek Poetry and Fables pages 157-158)
  • 1. with rituals, festivals, and temples; so the gods would grant good fortune.
  • 2. courage, honor, loyalty, and the value of the husband-wife relationship.
bellringer feb 10 2010
Bellringer Feb. 10, 2010
  • Why did the Greeks have rituals and festivals for their gods and goddesses?
  • What are the characteristics of a fable?
  • What two types of drama did the Greeks create?
  • What was the most important type of building in ancient Greece?
  • They hoped the gods would grant good fortune to them.
  • Short tale, teaches a lesson, often involves funny stories about animals that speaks.
  • Tragedies and comedies
  • The temple dedicated to a god or goddess, such as the Parthenon
bellringer feb
Bellringer Feb.
  • Vocabulary Quiz Today
  • After test, we will read The Visit and do meaningful ending
bellringer for feb 17 2010 write down vocabulary words
Bellringer for Feb.17,2010 Write down Vocabulary words

Legacy- what a person leaves behind when he or she dies

Hellenistic Era- comes from the Greek word meaning like the Greeks. It refers to a time when the Greeks language and Greek ideas spread to the non-Greek people of southwest Asia.

Epicureanism- Epicurus founded this philosophy. He taught his students that happiness was the goal of life.

Stoicism- a Phoenician named Zeno developed this philosophy. He philosophy was happiness came from following reason, not emotions, and doing your duty.