• Longer Are Women Time Society Role
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    Time reveals how women s roles have changed throughout history and literature. Women have changed from the roles of submissive servants to powerful figures with leadership abilities. Each of the following pieces of literature: The Epic of Gilgamesh, Lysistrata, and Perpetua take place in different and descending time eras. As each piece is read, a new era of women s roles are revealed and with them a higher sense of their value. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, the women start their role at the bottom ...
  • Athens And Sparta The Culture
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    Athens Athens was one of the first city-states. Each of these independent states consisted of a city and the region that surrounded it. Athens had a king, as did other Greek states. According to tradition, the first king of Athens was named Cecrops. Kings ruled the city-state until 682 B. C. Beginning that year, elected officials called archons headed the government of Athens. The general assembly, which consisted of all adult male citizens of Athens, elected the archons to one-year terms. Afte...
  • Militaristic Nature Of Spartan Society
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    Spartan society was structured around the army, always ready to fight or defend if the need arose. Spartan males were the only ones permitted to serve in the army though, and due to the males devotion to warfare the lives of everyone in the polis of Sparta were also greatly affected. This militaristic nature of the Spartans had an impact on the female members of the polis, the helots and the perioeci. The government was also impacted. Military training for a Spartan male began when he was still...
  • Sparta 3 Spartan Governmen
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    Sparta Sparta, one of the powerful city-states, retains this name for good reasons. The Spartans faced the problems of overpopulation and land hunger. Their solution was to conquest to gain more land. Almost defeated, the Messenian war cost Sparta a high price. A half-century of war, so hard fought, had ground the military life deep into Spartan consciousness. It seemed to them they never dare relax, especially when there were so few Spartans and so many helots. Surely if the Spartans ever rela...
  • Role Of Women In Ancient Greece And Egypt
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    The Role of Women in Ancient Greece and Egypt Throughout history, most societies held women in an inferior status compared to that of men. This was often justified as being the natural result of biological differences between the sexes. In many societies, for example, people believed women to be more emotional and less decisive than men. Women were also viewed to be less intelligent and less creative by nature. However, research shows that women and men have the same range of emotional, intellec...
  • Athens And Sparta City State
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    The country of Greece in 400-500 B. C. was led to greatness by two great city-states. These city-states were Athens and Sparta. These two states were as different as night and day. They were rivals and very diverse. As you read you will find out their differences between their form of culture and government. The city-state of Athens adopted a form of government which is now called democracy. Democracy is when the government is ruled by the people. This government consisted of an assembly, a jur...
  • Greek Philosophy Greece Aristotle Marcus
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    Greece. The word evokes images of sunny islands, music and dancing, cruise ships, and magnificent crumbling ruins. It also conjures up thoughts of dusty tomes filled with difficult ramblings by thinkers who died more than two thousand years ago. It wasn't like that in ancient times, of course. The islands were as sunny and the waters as blue and inviting as ever, but philosophers were celebrities. Almost everyone knew about their lives and doings, and each of the most famous had an enthusiastic ...
  • Women Of Greece Children Woman Husband
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    If you were a woman how would you rather be treated If you are the relaxed, dependent type, perhaps you would find the life of the typical Athenian woman agreeable. Athenian women spent most of their lives indoors doing mostly domestic activities. But if you are an independent type of lady, who enjoys exercise, not overly modest, and do not mind sharing your bed with more than one man, then you would probably enjoy the life of a Spartan woman. The basic similarity between the lives of the women ...
  • Ancient Women Spartans Vs Athenians
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    While Spartan and Athenian culture occurred at the same time in very close proximity there are many differences in culture when it comes to women's place in society. The book defines the Athenians as a cultured, sophisticated, and cosmopolitan where the Spartans were a basic, earthy, and traditional culture. This can be seen in the treatment of the women the role the women play in society. Both societies believed in many of the same gods but the Spartans were a more war oriented people. The main...
  • Spartan Women Men Sparta Education
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    Sparta was a Greek state renowned for its individuality amongst the rest of Greece from the sixth century BC. The majority of Greece was cultured in their thinking and the arts, yet very conservative concerning the roles of women. Sparta, however, involved women much more in their society. Importance was placed on the physical fitness and the equality between the Spartiates - therefore, including women promoted the Spartan ideals. Although Spartan men held complete power over the state, women s...
  • Sparta Vs Athens City State
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    Weak babies left to die and military training starting at age seven. Sounds like a horrible and unfair way of life. But in Sparta this was all done for good reasoning. Sparta was a very militaristic city-state therefore things such as leaving weak babies to die and starting military training at age seven made Sparta the strongest military force around. Close by this strong, patriotic city-state was the beautiful Athens where individual freedom was strongly practiced. They had democracy, beautifu...
  • Women Of History Better Of In Athens Or Sparta
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    If one were to debate and deliberate on the issue that "it was better for a woman to live in Sparta than in Athens," my opinion would probably coincide with the resolution. There are many factors to take into account when one analyses of the key points in each society. The Athenian by nature were more liberal and locked onto the idea of political freedom whereas Spartans created a society that produces soldiers rather than poets or philosophers. But the cons of Athenian society for women far out...
  • Athens And Sparta 2 2
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    Athens Athens was one of the first city-states. Each of these independent states consisted of a city and the region that surrounded it. Athens had a king, as did other Greek states. According to tradition, the first king of Athens was named Cecrops. Kings ruled the city-state until 682 B. C. Beginning that year, elected officials called archons headed the government of Athens. The general assembly, which consisted of all adult male citizens of Athens, elected the archons to one-year terms. Afte...