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  • Athens And Sparta Vs. Sparta

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    These two polises were Athens and Sparta; both city states differed in many ways before the start of the Persian War. There were low rugged mountains that separated these two city states so communication and travel were difficult. The government of these two city states can be seen as a primary difference between the two. Draco, Solon, Pisistratus, and Cleithenes were four leaders that greatly influenced the political development of Athens. Athens and Sparta differed primarily in their political

  • Historical City Of Sparta And Sparta

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    Athens and Sparta. These two could not have been more different when it came to geography, government, society and ideas. As time passed Sparta and Athens went from being allies to absolutely hating each other. By around 650BC Sparta became a very dominant power in ancient Greece. They were situated in the southeastern Peloponnesus on a plain in between the mountains and the sea. They were geographically cut off, or isolated from the sea so they used the fertile soil to farm. Sparta always tried

  • The Pros And Cons Of Sparta And Sparta

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    Sparta: The Superior polis During the Greek Empire. During 750-500 B.C.E, Ancient Greece is a place that is known for some city-states, called poleis. Each polis differ particular on economically, politically, and military, When in doubt, however, the city-states did not get along. Two of the most well known and powerful city-states were Sparta and Athens. Sparta is far better than Athens on the grounds that their armed force was strong and defensive. Spartan’s government was far superior to the

  • The Political Structure Of Sparta, Athens And Sparta

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    Athens and Sparta were the largest, most renowned and powerful Greece poleis in the ancient time. They are remembered up till now for their political structure, and are the inspiration for democracy and represented by Athens, and dictatorship represented by Sparta. In spite of that, their political structure was similar to a great extent. In other words, both in the democratic city-state and the dictator one, only the free native-born males were the citizen, and they are only people, who have political

  • Lessons Of Sparta

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    Sparta was a city state in ancient Greece. They were known for their powerful and ruthless army, and their rigorous training methods. Spartans were very strong people with simple but harsh lifestyles. when a boy turned seven, he had to leave home and go to what was called the Agoge which was a military training camp that they stayed in until they were 20. Sparta is important because there is a lot that we can learn from them and their culture. The period that they were from has many lessons and themes

  • Sparta's Life In Sparta, Athens And Sparta

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    ATHENS, THE CRADDLE OF DEMOCRACY, SPARTA, THE ART OF WAR Athens and Sparta, the two largest and most powerful cities in ancient Greece (between 800 and 323 BCE) were two different models of polis, their social, political and cultural values and ways of life were dramatically different. (Brand, n.d.) Athens was located in the region of Attica, a fertile valley and rich in minerals. The city was a cultural powerhouse: the cradle of democracy, the birthplace of many great philosophers, of politics,

  • Government in Sparta

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    Government in Ancient Sparta Supposedly formed by Lycurgus, the government in Sparta is very unique in that it is an Oligarchy; combining monarchy, aristocracy and democracy. The reason for this is that few people actually ruled Sparta, and their power or time in office was limited to avoid corruption. There were two kings to keep a check on one another, there were 28 members of the Gerousia – a council of elders that included the two kings, five ephors who held in their hands the highest of

  • Sparta Vs Athens

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    Greece is a land that is unified by many City-States.The most popular City-States we have heard were Athens and Sparta. Sparta focused on mainly military,while Athens wanted a City that had a mix of everything.This is beneficial for Athens civilization because it can use it’s people's talent to help increase the Athens’ ability.Athens presented a better model of civilization because it encouraged all activities not only military. They had Education to make their people make smart choices. They also

  • Comparing Athens And Sparta

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    The Greek city states of Athens and Sparta were very different in terms of their governments. Athens was at first an oligarchy, however, later transitioned to a direct democracy. Sparta, in contrast, combined a monarchy with an oligarchy, including elements of democracy. The first difference was who held the most power. Athens had a Council of 500 and an Assembly; the Council of 500 proposed possible laws for Assembly consideration, however, the Assembly proposed, debated, and voted on laws, therefore

  • Athens vs. Sparta

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    Palawasta Athens vs. Sparta Persuasive Research Paper Henry/Lih- LA/SS- Per. 3/7 Due: 3/22/13 Envision a world where the people are ravenous and yearning for any remnant of food they could obtain, where the society is overrun and no one has a free say. This is the type of society the ancient Spartans would have lived like unlike the ancient Athenians. The Athenians lived a far more diverse life if compared to Sparta. Ancient Athens was better to live in than ancient Sparta due to its efficient