|A vast and impressive array – or the complete armor of a hoplite.
|There was a panoply of snacks on the party table.
|A formation of heavily armed infantry soldiers, moving in close ranks as a single unit.
|The phalanx system was a brutal but effective form of Grecian warfare.
|Government by the few – where a few people rule the many.
|Ancient Sparta was an oligarchy.
|A class of people holding exceptional rank and privileges.
|In the French Revolution, the pampered aristocracy were overthrown by the oppressed poor.
|A form of government ruled by the people.
|In a democracy, the public choose their leader.
|A form of government where one man holds unrestrained and absolute power.
|Josef Stalin ruled a tyranny in the early Soviet Union.
|One who seizes an office or power by force or without the legal right to do so.
|In Shakespeare’s Richard II, Bolingbroke is a usurper to the crown of Richard.
|A thin strait separating European and Asian Turkey.
|Xerxes brought a giant army across the Hellespont to invade Greece.
|Denoting a long poetic composition centered on a hero and his exploits and dramas.
|The epics of Homer are famous for their scope and imagination.
|A sovereign state consisting of a city and its dependent territories.
|Ancient Greece was separated into many city-states, or poleis.