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  • Athens Over Sparta
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    Sparta & Athens Sparta and Athens so close yet so different. Since the being of these two great city~states everyone has been fascinated by the similarities, but more by the differences. This essay will tell more about the differences than the similarities. I'll start with the similarities. Sparta and Athens are alike in few ways one was is in there class of social groups. Sparta has citizens first, then neighbors second, and helots at the bottom. As Athens also starts with citizens first, then ...
  • Citizens Of Athens
    365 words
    The Funeral Oration of Pericles In Pericles funeral oration, focus is put on the living instead of the dead. Pericles tells how the people of Athens live in a peaceful society because they are good people, respect the laws, and are simply oriented to do the right thing. Instead of focusing on the life of a particular soldier, he glorifies Athens as a whole. He begins by speaking about their ancestors and giving them credit for acquiring the empire and delivering it to the present generation. He ...
  • Guidance Of Pericles Athens
    796 words
    Ancient Greece had many ups and downs in it's very long history. As a growing civilization it earned numerous allies as well as enemies. One of these great enemies were the Persians. Although the Persians were very powerful adversaries, the Greeks defeated them and at that point the era of classical Greece began. The Delian league which was created to unite all states and protect them from intruders had turned into an empire. This empire was governed by Athens. As peace and harmony was restored ...
  • Marriage Of An Athenian Woman And Man
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    Athenian society was very dynamic in many areas while it was strict in regard to the treatment of women. Although Athenian women were protected by the state and did not know a different way of living, they were very stifled and restricted. The only exception was slaves, and hete ria, prostitutes, and this was due to the fact that they had no male guardians. Since these women were on there own they had to take care of themselves, and therefore were independent. In a more recent and modern way of ...
  • Male Citizens
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    Ancient Greek Civilization has had one of the most lasting and profound effects on all society and cultural developments. Ancient Greek Societies centered around the development and prosperity of their city-states; two set the stage, making indelible impressions: Sparta and Athens. Mountains and bodies of water kept the cities separated and that kept them from uniting into one country. Instead of one ruler for all of the city-states together, the Greeks preferred having their own government. The...

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