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  • Mytilenian Debate And The Melian Dialogue
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    A Society Discovered Researchers have recently uncovered evidence of an advanced civilization, named Athens, that flourished in the 400's B.C. That evidence is in the form of three writings, which have recently been discovered. One of these works was, "The Peloponnesian War", written by Thucydides, who was believed to have been a historian in Athens. The next two forms of writings were poems written by Sophocles and Aristophanes. These two poems were entitled "Antigone" and "Lysistrata". All of ...
  • Athenian Women Of Ancient Greece
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    ATHENIAN WOMEN It is ridiculous to assume that the Athenian women of Ancient Greece were respected and revered by men. These women were not held in high regard. Men controlled all aspects of their lives, beginning with their fathers and continuing with their husbands once they married. Most girls were married in their very early teens to men that were usually much older (Xenophon's Oeconomicus), sometimes as much as twice the age of their wives. The age difference was considered a moot point sin...
  • Spartan And Athenian Culture
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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...
  • Athenian Citizens And Women
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    The Athenian society during the 5th Century BC had a population of approximately 300,000 people living in the metropolis of Ancient Greece. Only a small minority of these residents were actually classed as citizens though, as a result of Pericles's 451 BC decree Athenian citizens were males who were at least 18 years of age, and had 2 legitimately married Athenian parents. The roles and duties of both Athenian citizens and women were both exceedingly different from one another and to how we woul...
  • Sparta Being A Better Society
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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...
  • Spartans And The Athenians
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    Sparta and Athens: Comparison and Contributions The two best-known societies in ancient Greece were the Spartans, and the Athenians. The two cultures were very different from each other but both contributed ideals that modern man still uses today. The most obvious difference between the Athens and Sparta is its ancestry. The Spartans were descendents of the Dorian invaders, while the Athenians were of Ionian descent. Both city-states faced a turning point in their history, and each on was regard...

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