Athens Vs. Sparta

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The purpose of a society is to provide a place where certain views and values can be pursued. I think that neither Athens or Sparta were "right" in terms of what they valued because neither of them had a well-rounded society. They each had certain values, but left out some important ones. Athens, while being successful in learning and the arts, needed a stronger military aspect so that their polis would be protected well. However, when looking at Sparta, the opposite is true. Their citizens need the choice of learning about arts and philosophy, not only military strategies and discipline. I think that society should value military/ physical activities, learning and history, and the arts. Their citizens should have choices so that they will

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