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.
1. Cyrus the Great, King Darius, and Xerxes
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
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.