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Classical Athens

Athens vs. Sparta Essay During Ancient Times, many civilizations emerged from darkness and became powers in a world so small that half of it hadn’t been discovered. One of these famed civilizations was the Greek Civilization. The Greek Civilization was divided into cities known as Poleis that had their own government and culture. Sparta and Athens, the two most important Greek city states, were different in government, society and daily life. During the Greek Civilization, two forms of governments...

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Sparta vs Athens

existed, democracy and oligarchy. The city-states of Athens and Sparta are the best representatives of democracy and oligarchy, respectively. The focus of the times was directed towards military capabilities, while the Athenians were more interested in comfort and culture. It was the oligarchy in Sparta that put a war-like attitude as its first priority and best met the needs of Ancient Greece. These factors empowered Sparta and led to Sparta Vs Athens In Ancient Greece there were two different major...

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Athens and Sparta

The Growth of Athens and Sparta What is a city-state? * A political system consisting of an independent city with sovereignity (the ultimate authority in the decision-making) over a fixed surrounding area for which it served as leader of religious, political, economic, and cultural life. * They had developed when earlier tribal systems broke down and splintered groups established themselves as independent nuclei c. 1000–800 B.C. Factors leading to the rise of Greek city-states * The...

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Development of Athens and Sparta

They had to stay in the army until the age of sixty. The women of Sparta lived at home while their husbands lived in the barracks. This gave them more freedom and greater power in the household compared to women in other city-states, such as Athens. Athenian women were married by fourteen or fifteen and received no form of formal education. They were to remain out of sight unless they were attending a funeral or a festival and they had to be accompanied by a man. Spartan women exercised to...

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Athens VS Sparta

Athens VS Sparta               Athens and Sparta were two of the greatest Greek city states ever. Not only do these two cities have many differences but they also have some things in common too. But only one could be the best, was it Sparta or Athens?             Many people think that Sparta and Athens were completely different, but this is not true, they had many similarities. To start off they were both two of the most powerful and important city states in ancient Greece. Sparta with...

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Athens V.Sparta Compare/Contrast

Athens vs. Sparta Ancient Greece was comprised of small city-states, of which Sparta and Athens were two. Athens was renowned as a center of wisdom and learning. The people of Athens were interested in arts, music, and intellectual pursuits. Sparta, on the other hand, was recognized for its military strength. A Spartan's life was centered on the state, because he lived and died to serve the state. Although the competing city-states of Sparta and Athens were individually different as well as...

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Women in classical athens

WOMEN IN CLASSICAL ATHENS IN THE SHADOW OF NORTH-WEST EUROPE OR IN THE LIGHT FROM ISTANBUL Being a woman in classical Athens cannot have been much fun, if one can rely on the majority of the accounts of women's position in the Greek city-state. The Athenian democracy, traditionally held in high esteem in many other ways, was a democracy of the minority. Women, foreigners and slaves had no influence or true civil rights. They lived in the shadow of the Parthenon and the Acropolis. Sarah...

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The Roles of Men, Women, and Slaves in Athens

In 594 B.C.E. an Athenian Statesman named Solon enabled political reform which affected the roles of men, women, and slaves in Athens. He divided the population into four political groups based on wealth. Men from the three wealthiest groups were allowed to hold political office. The higher offices, however, were reserved for the two wealthiest of the groups. The office of Archon was one such position. Although the fourth group, known as “thetes,” could not participate in politics, they were...

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Sparta and Athens - Explain and Contrast

Both Sparta and Athens were Greek city-states. Sparta was a strict military ruled city-state where the people established themselves as a military power early. However Athens was more of a political city-state that was more involved with their economical stature than their military forces. Still changes from the Persian wars would change the powers of the city-state and somewhat unite them. <br> <br>Sparta was a strict military city-state. The people were Dorians who conquered Laconia. This region...

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Athens and Sparta Comparison

Athens and Sparta Athens and Sparta were the two largest Greek city-states of the Ancient world. They were the biggest of rivals, two towering cities at their peak, the most influential cultural, military, and trade powers of western civilization in the first millennium B.C. They are sharply contrasting yet strikingly similar, setting the stage for the Peloponnesian War. Their differences were the effect of geographical isolation but they began with the same base of ideas on which to build. ...

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