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  • Slaves In Athens
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    During the Classical Age of Greece, two powerful city-states emerged, each governed by a different system. Athens was run by democracy, whereas, Sparta, a military state, was governed by oligarchy. Athens' democracy served its people better. Since all had a say in the government and everyone was included in a state was ruled by many. In Sparta, the state was controlled by a select few, kings and ephor's, who had absolute power. In Athens plenty of time was spent on architecture, to ensure that A...
  • Slaves In Every Greek City
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    Ancient Greece (Athens) In prehistoric times Attica was a region that contained many tiny independent villages. Much later, in the great days of Athens, stories were told of the legendary King Theseus who, it was said, had united all the villages into one state. It's capital was Athens. It's citizens still mostly country dwellers were all Athenians. The focus of the unified state was the great rock of Athens- the Akropoli (high-city). From the were splendid views over land and sea. But the Athen...
  • 5th Century And The Athenian Empire
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    The 5th century BCE was a period of great development in Ancient Greece, and specifically in Athens. The development of so many cultural achievements within Athens and the Athenian Empire has led scholars to deem this period a 'Golden Age. ' It is true that his period had many achievements, but in the light of the Athenians treatment of women, metics (non-Athenians living in Athens), and slaves it is given to question whether or not the period can truly be called " Golden. ' The 5th century and ...
  • Athens Their Slaves
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    Athens and Sparta: Similarities and Differences By Mike Miz ov One of the greatest city states of all time was the city state of Athens from which we take many of our modern ways. Their government was a full democracy in which they had an assembly was all male citizens over 25 years old, they had the council of five hundred which was chosen by lot of people over 30 and they proposed laws to the assembly. Then there was the court where there were no judges and the juries were very large, the arch...
  • Athens Their Slaves
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    Compare and contrast society in Athens and Sparta. Which was the stronger society? One of the greatest city states of all time was the city state of Athens from which we take many of our modern ways. Their government was a full democracy in which they had an assembly made of all male citizens over 25 years old, a council of five hundred who proposed laws to the assembly, a court, where there were no judges and the juries were very large, and archon's, which were nine people with the most power. ...

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