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    Women in classical athens

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    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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    century B.C. Athens and Sparta‚ the two most powerful Greek city-states‚ found themselves on the brink of a full-scale war. According to Thucydides‚ at the beginning of the war both Athens and Sparta were at the pick of their might and flourishing and could trade and cooperate to each other’s benefit; instead‚ they got involved into an armed confrontation‚ in which the rest of the Greek cities participated‚ on one side or on the other. The growing military and financial power of Athens as well as

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    Comparing and Contrasting Classical Athens and Sparta The classical Greek civilizations of Athens and Sparta showed some similarities‚ yet also showed a large number of differences. For example‚ these city-states had completely different views about women and their rules on female freedoms show this. Athenian women‚ like most of the women in other Greek city-states‚ were considered to be useful only for child-bearing and domestic jobs. Sparta‚ however‚ was the oddball out‚ giving the women of their

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    Ideal and the Realty of Classical Athens Discovering the Western Past Introduction: Athens during the fifth century B.C. is often identified as one of the main sources of Western values and standards. Later Europeans and Americans regarded the Athenians as the originators of democracy‚ drama‚ representational or realistic art‚ history‚ philosophy‚ and science. At different times over the past 2‚500 years they have attempted to imitate this "Golden Age" of classical Athens in everything from buildings

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    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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    Ancient Athens

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    - moved closer to democracy in response to growing economic discontent by farmers. - Athenians studied arithmetic ‚ literature‚ music‚ and physical education - Athenians were allowed to develop their own individual talents - Athens became a limited democracy - the Athenians were the first ones credited with establishing government with democratic elements. - Athenian democracy was limited in comparison with today’s standards. Only men could participate: women were seen as inferior beings who

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    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 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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    Danielle Palawasta Athens vs. Sparta Persuasive Research Paper Henry/Lih- LA/SS- Per. 3/7 Due: 3/22/13 Envision a world where the people are ravenous and yearning for any remnant of food they could obtain‚ where the society is overrun and no one has a free say. This is the type of society the ancient Spartans would have lived like unlike the ancient Athenians. The Athenians lived a far more diverse life if compared to Sparta. Ancient Athens was better to live in than ancient Sparta due to its

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    Athens Vs. Sparta

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    Athens vs Sparta All cities around the world have individualized customs and laws to specifically benefit their society. One would assume that two cities within close proximity would share many of these customs. With only 150 miles in between‚ it would be hard to imagine that Athens and Sparta could be so abundant in differences. Yet‚ with the information learned‚ few similarities are exhibited. There are many differences between Spartan and Athenian civilizations with regards to their government

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    The two Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta were different in many ways. Though they may be geographically similar on the map‚ the two Greek city-states could not be any more different; from the way they run their government to the way they educate their children‚ to their country’s ancestry. These are only some of the way that Athens and Sparta are different. The two city-states are also similar in some ways‚ as well. Both of the city-states had partially elected governments and both strongly

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    Mr. Behnke AP World History‚ 3rd period 19/September/2013 Classical Athens and Han China: How Great Were the Differences? As the young Rudyard Kipling once wrote‚ “Oh East is East‚ And West is West‚ And never the twain shall meet”. Right you are‚ good sir. In this case‚ our east is the great Han China with Athens being our west. Winter and summer‚ black and white‚ the differences of the hilariously outweigh the similarities. While both

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    Sample A Thesis: Athens and the Mauryans differed in their political centralization and sponsorship of religion and were similar in having to defend themselves against the Persians. Topic Sentence: Athens and the Mauryans differed in their type of political control it had over people. Athens‚ as the most powerful city-state‚ was able to force other city-states into the Delian League often against their will whereas the Mauryan were organized into one single entity. Athens created a system‚ where

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    Athens the Instigator “If we do go to war‚ have no thought that you went to war over a trivial affair” (Thucydides‚ in Hunt 101). The Peloponnesian War lasted longer than any other pervious war in Greece. The war began in 431 BCE with Sparta’s invasion of Athens. The Athenians sacrificed the destruction of their private property in order to hide in the safety of their city. The Long Walls of Athens protected its citizens and preserved its population. The Spartans however had the upper hand in infantry

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    Greek city: Athen‚ and Sparta. The influenced emphasized on the similarities and differences in economic‚ political‚ and social democracy. The similarity between Athen and Sparta is that the democracy in both states was only for a minority group. The minority society in both states has the political influenced. The majority group has no say in government. No one of their public sectors was filled with women. All were men and have to be free men with both parents is Athenian for Athen and Spartan

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    Have you ever wondered about life in Ancient Greece’s most famous civilizations? To be more specific‚ life in Athens or Sparta? My essay will give you information on both civilizations-like sparta’s cruelty‚ or Athens smarts. As well as information on how they are alike- such as their religion Let’s start with Sparta‚ the strong‚ the tough‚ and the brutalest of civilizations. Being the most war liking of the of the two‚ Sparta’s slogan was “Come back ether holding your shield high or on your shield…

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    Athens and Sparta

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    Athens and Sparta Athens and Sparta had many similarities and differences. They were both city-states in Greece‚ although they had very different characteristics. Athens and Sparta had different forms of government‚ economies‚ and interests. Athens was a lot more laid back and about the individual. They had artists and writers where Sparta had soldiers. Sparta was all about what was good for Sparta. Athens had one of the first Democracies. This was huge because before Democracy their

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    city-state to city-state. Athens practiced democracy‚ Sparta practiced oligarchy‚ Athens in the early time practiced Aristocracy‚ Mycenae practiced monarchy‚ the people of Mycenae are satisfied with their king as supreme leader while tyranny was practiced by Hyppias in Athens in early time before Athens embrace democracy but not without repercussion. To cut the long story short‚ differences between these form of governments are given in the table below: Direct democracy Athens at about 500 BC was an

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    Athens Vs Sparta Essay

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    Socio-Economic and Political Conditions in Sparta and Athens After 800 B.C.E. Ancient Greece was in a pretty bad shape during the period from 1200 to 800 B.C.E‚ which is referred as the Dark Age of the Greece. Eventually‚ after 800 B.C.E‚ Greeks started expanding their empire from the Mediterranean towards east as far as the Black Sea‚ and towards west as far as the Atlantic Ocean. At this time‚ two prominent city- states named Athens and Sparta stood as two pillars in the Greek history. Although

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    Ancient Athens truly democratic? The definition of democracy is “ rule by the people”‚ so.. was Ancient Athens ruled by the people? No Ancient Athens was not TRULY democratic‚ evidence supports why it wasn’t. “The franchise is open to all men who are of citizen birth by both parents” (Document B) Basically in order to be a citizen‚ both your parents have to‚ and you have to be a male. This is not just. Women should have say in what they believe is right and wrong‚ so pretty much ancient Athens wasn’t

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