SS Unit 2

Persian war Conflict between Persia and Greece.
Battle of Marathon Battle during the Persian wars when invaded Greece.
Battle of Thermopylae Battle during the Persian wars in which Sparta troops fought to the death against a much larger Persian force.
Delian League Alliance between city-states in Ancient Greece, with Athens as a leader.
Acropolis A high hill that marked the center of ancient Athens.
Peloponnese war A war between Sparta and Athens that broke out 431 B.C and lasted 27 years.
Hellenistic culture “Greek-like” way of life that combined ideas and values drawn from the Mediterranean and Asia.
Philip the second of Macedonia He was a Macedonian king, conquered Greece after the city-states were weakened from the Peloponnese War.
Alexander the great Alexander the great was the king of Macedonia after his father King Philip the second died and he conquered and brought together Greece, Asia minor, Egypt, central Asia, and west India.
Pericles He was a very powerful Athenian public speaker and he could usually persuade the assembly to vote the way he wanted.
What city in Egypt was the center of Hellenistic culture? Alexandria

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