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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.

Bellringer for feb 4 2010
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.