The Compare and Contrast of Athens and Sparta
Gregory Smith pd.1
The capital and largest city of Greece.
Known in Greek as Sparti. The city lies at the southern end of the central Laconian plain, on the right bank of the Eurotas River. Country:
Fairly temperate but very dry.
Dependent on agriculture and tourism.
Dependent on agriculture and Trade.
Dependent on trade and agriculture
Dependent on agriculture
Isolated and laid back.
not as military based, as military service was optional
mandatory military service
Descendants of the Dorian invaders
N 23 43' E
N 22 26' E
EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)The historical period of ancient Greece is unique in world history as the first period attested directly in proper historiography, while earlier ancient history or proto-history is known by much more circumstantial evidence, such as annals or king lists, and pragmatic epigraphy.
Herodotus is widely known as the "father of history": his Histories are eponymous of the entire field. Written between the 450s and 420s BC, Herodotus' work reaches about a century into the past, discussing 6th century historical figures such as Darius I of Persia, Cambyses II and Psamtik III, and alluding to some 8th century ones such as Candaules.
Herodotus was succeeded by authors such as Thucydides, Xenophon, Demosthenes, Plato and Aristotle. Most of these authors were either Athenians or pro-Athenians, which is why far more is known about the history and politics of Athens than those of many other cities. Their scope is further...
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