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Athens vs. Sparta

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 efficient...

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Real Sparta VS Movie 300

Joshua Paul Mr. Zlotin Global History And Geography I 14 January 2014 Real Sparta Vs. 300 Sparta “THIS IS SPARTA”, a famous quote from the Hollywood movie 300 (2006), is this movie by Zack Snyder true to what really happen? Sparta was a city-state in south west of Ancient Greece with a strict set of eugenics. Sparta was one of the two biggest and strongest city-states and is considered to have the strongest Army of its time. Persia was the super power of its time, it had expanding borders...

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Lycurgus's Influence On Sparta

Lycurgus was an important figure throughout Sparta as he was responsible for setting up a large amount of the Spartan’s social and political institutions. In source A Herodotus shows just how effective Lycurgus was “Later he reorganised the army…by these changes Spartan Government was put upon a sound basis.” He was responsible for introducing laws and advice or prophecies received from a god through the medium ship of a priest or priestess. As Plutarch, on Sparta explains: “Lycurgus . . . brought an oracle...

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Short Story: King Of Sparta

but I must go.” He told me. He turned and walked off briskly. I tried to call him and apologize but he ignored me. I had called my friend unloyal to Sparta, and that was a large insult. As I turned around, I almost walked right into someone. I almost told them to watch where they were going, but then I caught myself. It was Leonidas. King of Sparta. “Acacius,” He said, “I would like you to accompany me, as a captain, on our march to The Hot Gates.” He stood tall and broad, an intimidating man. ...

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Athens vs. Sparta - Comparative Essay

Athens vs. Sparta The two rivalries of ancient Greece that made the most racket and created many of the traditions were Athens and Sparta. These two were so close to each other on the map, yet they were so far apart in the way they valued and approached life. These two city-states had few similarities but were contrasted in many, many ways. The biggest matter in both of these city-states were politics, economics, and their social statuses, however, they had their own ideas when it came down to...

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Athens vs. Sparta (500 Bc)

know it was not quite the same. Young boys and girls spent the day doing exercises, singing, reading, and writing. Mathematics, science, and geography were left to the priests and scholars. The educational differences between Athens and Sparta were significant, as Sparta had not fully embraced general education. They were taught to read and write, but never delved into the sciences, primarily athletic activities. Athens produced many plays written by famous writers like Aristophanes and Sophocles...

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The Differences Between Athens and Sparta - Essay

The Differences Between Athens and Sparta Athens and Sparta, two of the most influential powers in ancient Europe, were quite different in many ways. Some of the main differences between Athens and Sparta were their governments, their education systems, their people’s rights, and the way their people were treated as a whole. They had completely different forms of government. They had educational systems that taught things almost completely opposite of each other, one military-based and one more...

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Women of Sparta and Athens

In Sparta, women were more valued and respected by men, so the men were willing to give them more rights and opportunities to make their own decisions. In Athens, men had a more traditional view on women and believed that they shouldn’t belong in society; so therefore, men primarily monitored the women actions. Sparta lies in the Peloponnesus, in the south. The Spartans set up a brutal and strict system of control. Assemblies made up by male citizens approved the major decisions in Sparta. Since...

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The Warriors of Ancient Sparta

The Warriors of Ancient Sparta Sparta, also known as Lacedaemon, was an ancient Greek city-state located primarily in the present-day region of southern Greece called Laconia. Life was very different in ancient Sparta than it was in the rest of ancient Greek city-states. The Spartans were proud, fierce, capable warriors. No great works of art came out of Sparta. But the Spartans, both men and women, were tough, and the Greeks admired strength. The population of Sparta consisted of three main groups:...

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Why Is Athens Better Than Sparta

Greece 431 B.C.E., the two major cities states at this time are Athens and Sparta. Tensions among these two city states have always been extremely high. Sparta has an exceptional military and Athens has an extraordinary navy. Both of these city states have been competing for control of Greece for many years. Thucydides is the best source of knowledge we have about the Peloponnesian war. He was a general for the Athenians, and he documented everything that happened during the war. It is a miracle...

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