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  • Athens And Sparta
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    Greece consisted of many city-states, two of which were Athens and Sparta. Although they were both part of Greece, they had many differences in the types of people and systems of government for each region. Sparta, descendants of the Dorians, were a very war-like city-state. They obtained an over-populated region of Greece, and needed room for agriculture. This is the cause for their war-like mindset. The Spartans were controlled by the Spartan Code, which is a military code that was very strict...
  • Spartan And Athenian Civilizations
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    The Spartan and Athenian civilizations carried on conflict from 431 to 404 B.C. (Bunson 195). Twenty seven years of blood shed and fighting was carried on between these peoples and their allies that were involved. The first ten years of the war was fighting and often called the Archi damian War after the Spartan king Archidamus II, following the fighting was the Peace of Nicias in 421 B.C., after this was eight unstable years of peace and more fighting, followed by the Ionian War (Bunson 1277). ...
  • Athenians And The Spartans
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    In 480 and the years prior the Athenians and Spartans, banned together to defeat the Persian Army. The Spartans stand at Thermopylae, allowed the Athenians time to prepare, and ultimately allowed the victory. With both of these great city-states located so close together in Hellas, there differences would ultimately lead to dissension. Throughout the course of this paper, I hope to explain the reasoning behind the dissension between Sparta and Athens, made war between these former allies inevita...
  • Eventual War Between Sparta And Athens
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    The Causes of the Peloponessian War Ancient Greece during the 4th century B.C. was home to the city-states of Sparta and Athens. These two communities were the superpowers of the region during that time. The peloponnesian war between these two states evolved out of a string of events that would lead to years of conflict. When looking for a single cause of the peloponnesian war none can be found. Over time many events contributed to the eventual war between Sparta and Athens. I believe the pelopo...
  • Chorus Of Spartans And One Of Athenians
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    Aristophanes' Lysistrata is an excellent example of satirical drama in a relatively fantastical comedy. He proceeds to show the absurdity of the Peloponnesian War by staging a battle of the sexes in front of the Acropolis, worshipping place of Athena. Tied into all of this is the role of sex and reason and is evident in the development of some characters and the lack of development in others. Although the play is centered on Lysistrata, the story is truly propelled by the ideas of sex and reason...
  • Southern Part Of Greece
    331 words
    SPARTA VS: ATHENS Sparta and Athens were both city-states located in Southern Greece. A lot of characteristics about these two city-states were similar, but a lot of characteristics were very different. The Spartan's had a different way of living then the Athenians, but in a way, they both had the same kind of government. Sparta, located in the South part of Greece, focused mainly on its military ability. After it was practically taken over by the town it had conquered, the Spartan's decided tha...
  • Spartans And The Athenians
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    Through out history there has been a great deal of great societies to rise and fall from power and fame. Two of the greatest societies still studied to this day are the Athenians and the Spartans. Both societies differ and many different ways but they where both very alike. The Spartans and the Athenians both strove excellence and greatness. Even though some of their ideals where the same, the way each society lived differed greatly. The Spartans on one hand where fierce warriors that were train...
  • Greek's Psychological Advantage Over The Persians
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    "It was a common effort that the foreign invasion was repelled" The Greek's victory over the Persians between 490 and 479 BC was not solely the result of the unity its poleis, as the Persian would still outnumber Greeks despite their unity. Thucydides's tate ment on the reason of Greeks' victory can be interpreted as unity is formed under a common goal, which was to defend their land, cultures and liberty. Yet such "common effort" could not have succeeded without the correct leaderships provided...
  • 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...
  • 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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