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Similarities and differences of Athens and Sparta

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Similarities and Differences of Athens and Sparta
by: Alex Llamas
Government
Education
Athens
Athens was called a democracy because it had one ruler
Everyone voted
Had assembly's for rule
Athens wanted more control of land
Sparta

Athens
male slaves taught until 6 years old
mothers taught girls to clean,spin thread, and cook
teachers made students memorize books

Sparta
all 7 year olds trained for battle
boys sent to barracks
girls learned wrestling, and boxing
Economy

Athens
coins for money
traded at market
traded mostly by sea
Sparta
stole farmland
slaves for goods
metal rods for money
fertile soil for crops


Women and Slaves
Athens
women had no rights
slaves were forced into labor
women weren't citizens
Sparta
slaves could by freedom
women looked after land in war
Equal rights


Both Athens and Sparta chose their rulers through assembly and council who elected the rulers.

Spartan and Athenian women would compete in exercise and sports such as discus, gym and wrestling. They could not exercise in a palaestra (wrestling school or gym)


More Similarities
Both Athens and Sparta had a strong military. Athens had a strong navy and Sparta had a strong army.

Both had a large amount of slaves (100,00)
Similarities
was called an oligarchy
several rulers
council that made laws
dedicated to military
Sparta provided army and assistance
Differences
Bibliography
David White. "Athens and Sparta" copyright date 2002-2014
<http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/athenssparta.htm>


Alexander J. Knights. "Similarities and Differences between Spartan and Athenian society" 15 September, 2007<http://www.allempires.com/article/index.php?q=sparta_versus_athens>


TSI. "Ancient Greece for Kids" April 2016 <http:www.ducksters.com/ancient Greece>

Frances Marie Gipson - McGraw-Hill - Ancient Civilizations - 2002


TCI notes form book in class







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