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  • Athens And Sparta
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    Pericles' Funeral Speech Athens democracy has some evident differences of its own system compared to Sparta's. They do not copy anyone else form of government, but run theirs in a unique way. In Athens everyone seems to receive fair treatment and poverty is not a struggle they encounter. Pericl e informs that the people are friendlier and more respectful neighbors that Athens neighbors. Their individual system is like no others. Athens provides many activities such as regular games and sacrifice...
  • Sparta Achieve Her Goal
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    Did Sparta Achieve Her Goal? Sparta is the most formidable city known in history. Famous for her impressive military power, she proved that strength didn't lie in numbers, it lay in Spartan discipline. Sparta started out as a small city fighting only to survive against enemy invaders. Her goal was to avoid defeat from other city-states and she very nearly succeeded in achieving it. Using self-denial, strong discipline and harsh training, Sparta focused almost all her attention on achieving her g...
  • Similarities And Differences Between Athens And Sparta
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    Sparta and Athens Sparta and Athens are like apples and oranges; the same but different. Both are fruit grown on trees in the case of the apples and oranges, and both are city-states in Greece in the case of Athens and Sparta. Apples and oranges have distinctly different tastes, textures and flavors. Athens and Sparta had markedly different types of origins, social class, government and military history. In this paper both similarities and differences between Athens and Sparta will be explored, ...
  • Different Values From Sparta
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    ATHENS vs. SPARTA Athens and Sparta were the two major city-states during the ancient Greece time period. These two city-states were very different from each other in many ways. One reason for this was because the city-states were separated from each other by low rugged mountains. This made travel and communication difficult. The main difference between the two city-states was in their government. The Athenian government had a democracy, while the Spartan government had a military aristocracy. T...
  • Ruling Class Of Sparta
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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. After ...
  • Athens And Sparta
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    The two most dominating city-states in Greece of their time, Athens and Sparta, were great rivals with two very different ways of life. Sparta's overbearing military and Athens' impartial justice system and government are models for many modern day countries. Even though these two city-states differ greatly from one another, they share many characteristics of their country and their time period. Athens and Sparta were the two most powerful Greek territories of their time. Like most cities of the...
  • Two City States
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    Athens - Greece During the fifth century of Ancient Greece the city-states of Athens and Sparta represented two very different forms of living. Spartans directed their time towards their military capabilities while the Athenians were interested in comfort and culture. Sparta's and Athens' political and environmental differences along with their different views on women caused the two city-states to be very dissimilar. Two major forms of government existed during Ancient Greece: oligarchy and dem...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Sparta Fears Athens Power
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    Why War? Is war inevitable? It appears that the answer to this question is yes. However, war is unpredictable and must be studied based on individual circumstances, actions taken, and reactions. States disagree with each other on many subjects and conflicts arise often. To answer this question, we must first examine the causes of a conflict, evaluate the outcome and determine any alternatives that may exist. Then we can analyze some alternative theoretical outcomes compared to the actual conclus...
  • City States Of Sparta And Athens
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    The country of Greece, in 400-500 BCE was led to greatness by two city-states. These city-states, diverse in ideas and actions, were Sparta and Athens. Sparta and Athens were as different as night and day. Sparta glorified military tactics while Athens took relish in art and learning. These city-states served not only as rivals but also allies. Sparta and Athens, two city-states with nothing in common but the desire to make Greece a powerful, omnipotent nation, accomplished their goal through th...
  • Athens A Better City State
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    Athens and Sparta were both well-developed city-states, but each had their own ways of living. Athens seemed to be a little more organized than Sparta. However, Sparta was mostly based on a strong military. Athens is clearly a better city-state to live in, in comparison to Sparta, because of its politics, economics, and culture. Unlike Sparta, Athens was a democracy, which means it was ruled by the people, not by kings, or representatives. The idea of a democracy, made Athens a better city-state...
  • Gerousia In Control Of Law
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    Ancient Sparta had, in the years from the 8th century to mid 4th century, a constitution of what is considered today to be a remarkable fusion of monarchy, oligarchy and democracy. The kings, gerousia, ephors and ecclesia were all vital to the functioning of Spartan society. Sparta was primarily a military state and so required an authority figure to control and lead the army. She placed a great deal of importance on education and religion, and so attention had to be paid to these elements as we...
  • 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. ...
  • Alliance Between Sparta And Athens
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    During the fourth century B.C., the political powers in Greece were continually in upheaval as the city-states battled for supremacy. Generally however, many city-states either flourished or regressed in response to their leaders's kill as orators, warriors, and figureheads. The city-states of Sparta (under the government of Kings Lysander and Agesilaus), Athens (under the authority of political orators Demosthenes and Isocrates), Thebes (led by their great generals Pelopidas and Epaminondas) an...
  • Examination Of Sparta's Strong Army
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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...
  • War On Athens And The Delian League
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    Many a wars have been fought throughout history with many underlying causes. These causes of war are kindling to a fire that only requires a spark to light. The start of the Peloponnesian war is such a war that started with a spark by Corinth, Sparta's ally in which they battled Athens and the Delian League. The Peloponnesian War was fought primarily between the Delian League which was led by Athens who was in opposition to the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta, fighting for the supremacy of Gr...
  • Athens And Its Allies
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    Athens' Unjust Treatment of her Allies Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War is a classic text detailing the tremendous and historically important war between Athens and Sparta. One of the most central aspects of the war, and a subject given much attention by Thucydides, is the relationships between Athens and her allies in the Delian League. Much of the wealth and manpower necessary to Athens' war effort were drawn from the allied poleis, and without their support, whether offered or for...
  • 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...

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