chapter 4 vocab

chapter 4 vocab

Question Answer
myth a traditional story that explains the practices or beliefs of a people or something in the natural world
ritual words or actions that are part of a religious ceremony
oracle a sacred shrine where a priest or priestess spoke for a god or goddess
fable a story meant to teach a lesson
oral tradition the custom of passing along stories by speech
drama a story written in the form of a play
tragedy a play or film in which characters fail to overcome serious problems
comedy a play or film that tells a humorous story
sophists Greek teachers of philosophy, reasoning, and public speaking
rhetoric the art of public speaking and debate
Socratic methods philosophical method of questioning to gain truth
Hippocratic oath a set of promises about patient care that new doctors make when they start practicing medicine
cavalry part of an army in which the soldiers ride horses
Hellenistic era the time period following the death of Alexander during which Greek culture spread through the known world

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