Compare And Contrast Greek And Spartan Civilization

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The Greek civilization University of the People HIST 1421: GREEK AND ROMAN CIVILIZATION The Greek civilization was an exciting period and also today people talk about it. There are many examples and references are taken from their way of life and traditions. The two instance of Greece cities is Athens and Sparta which both are renowned cities for their political systems. However, in this essay, the author will discuss the life if Athenians and Spartans, moreover, we discuss how each group obtained their rights to participate in public life and make decisions affecting the community. Also, we talk about who held the public office, what rules governed the selection of the public, and how the two cities were similar and different as government structure. Sparta was a warrior state which considered as a city ruled by a dictatorship. Spartans were the soldiers who conquered many of their neighboring countries in the Peloponnesus and took their people as slaves. The continues capturing of civilians from other cities and make them salves led to a situation where the helots outnumbered the Spartans, however, the objective of getting many slaves was to build the strong military to protect the Sparta. Spartan population considered both men and women in which men trained to become a…show more content…
Moreover, in both cities, the Aristocrats had more rights and were leaders of the public office and ruled by the wealthier class. Also, both cities had different classes for their members. For example, a woman considered as a second-class citizen. On the other hand, Athens and Sparta had some differences, for instance, Athens was the center of architecture whereas Sparta did not even have time to think about the architecture and spend most of their time in the war. Moreover, Sparta had a dictatorship government whereas Athens had the system of
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