Greek Words

Greek essantial words when understanding parliment.

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Archon

highest office of state - magistrate

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Areopagus

protector of constitution, guardian of the law and chief court for homicide - made up of ex-archons

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Concil

Made of 500 people, prepared agenda for the assembly - made up of citizens

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Demos

The people

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Ecclesia

(assembly) open to all citizens who could vote (Athenian males) and decided on war and calling magistrates to account

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Heliaea

People's court

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Hoplite

Greek infantry

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Liturgies

A system whereby the rich accepted to fund public duties, like a tax

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Metic

A resident foreigner

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Ostracism

Banishment for 10 years

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Polis

A particular city

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Prytaneis

Members of the boule who took over presidency for a month of the year

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Oikos

The family unit

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Sortition

Appointment by lot

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Strategoi

10 Generals whom sat on the committee to decide upon war, elected by his deme

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Annika Mathews

Are you studying Lysias for prose text?

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