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Ancient Greece ch 4 (2)

  • polis -- early Greek city-state; run like an independent country
  • satrap -- official who ruled a state in the Persian Empire under Darius
  • Sophist -- professional teacher in Ancient Greece; use knowledge to improve self, develop the art of public speaking and debate
  • plane geometry -- branch of math that show how points, lines and angles relate
  • satrapies -- twenty states Darius divided the Persian Empire
  • tragedy -- form of drama in which a person struggles to overcopme difficulties but meets an unhappy end
  • solid geometry -- branch of math that studies spheres and cylinders
  • Hellenistic Era -- period when Greek language and ideas spread to sw Asia
  • tyrant -- a person who takes power by force and rules with total authority
  • philosopher -- thinker who seeks wisdom and ponders questions about life
  • Socratic Method -- Socrates teaching using question and answer format to force students to use reason
  • Stoicism -- philosophy founded by Zeno taught happiness comes from reason

Ancient Greece CH4

  • myth -- traditional story describing gods or heroes or explaining natural events
  • astronomers -- person who studies stars and planets
  • epic -- long poem that tells about legendary or heroic deeds
  • Epicureanism -- Epicurus taught that pursuit of happiness is goal of life
  • legacy -- what a person leaves behind when he or she dies
  • oracle -- sacred shrine where priest or priestess spoke for a god or goddess
  • agora -- open area served as market and meeting place
  • comedy -- form of dram in which the story has a happy ending
  • democracy -- government in which all citizens share running the government
  • helot -- person who was conquered and enslaved by ancient Spartans
  • oiligarchy -- government in which a small group of people holds power
  • peninsula -- body of land with water on three sides
  • colony -- settlement in new territory
  • drama -- story told by actors who pretend to be characters in story
  • fable -- short tale that teaches a lesson

Early China ch 7

  • Confucianism -- system of beliefs introduced by the Chinese thinker Confucius
  • acupuncture -- Chinese practice of easing pain by sticking needles into patient's skin
  • pictographs -- characters that stand for objects
  • mandate -- formal order
  • filial piety -- children expected to respect their parents and older relatives
  • legalism -- system of laws
  • aristocrats -- nobles whose wealth came from land ownership
  • bureaucracy -- appointed officials who are responsible for government
  • social class -- people who share a similar position in society
  • Daosim -- Chinese philosophy that promotes a peaceful society
  • dynasty -- line of rulers from same family
  • ideographs -- join two or more pictures to represent an idea
  • Dao -- rule according to proper "Way"
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