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Classical Greece Glossary

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Ancient Greece for Kids 

CITY STATES: 
Athens and Sparta were the two most important city-states in ancient Greece, or so they believed. But they were not the only city-states. There were many city-states in the ancient Greek world. Each was important in its own way. The Greeks who lived in each city-state were proud of their hometown. They were also proud to be Greek. All Greeks, wherever they made their home, had things in common. 

TO BE GREEK: 
The ancient Greeks spoke the same language. They believed in the same gods. They shared a common heritage. They perceived themselves as Greeks.


TO BE A CITIZEN OF A CITY-STATE: 
The ancient Greeks referred to themselves, however, as citizens of their hometown - their city-state.  Each city-state (polis) had its own personality, goals, laws and customs. Ancient Greeks were very loyal to their city-state. 

There were three main forms of government in ancient Greece:



  • Monarchy: Rule by a king. One city-state whose government was a monarchy was the city-state of Corinth.

  • Oligarchy: Rule by a small group. One city-state whose government was an oligarchy was the city-state of Sparta.

  • Democracy: Rule by the citizens, voting in an assembly. One city-state whose government experimented for about a hundred years with democracy was the ancient city-state of Athens. 



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City – State

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Democracy

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Oligarchy

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Monarchy

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Citizen

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