Cultural Achievements For Ancient Athens

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“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” (Aristotle). Ancient Athens had many ways making them superior in not war, but economy and culture. Athens was a Greek city-state at the time 3000 BCE. They settled in an area called Acropolis. Some ways that Athens became so superior was because of their cultural achievements made by the people, the government of the city-state, and the geography of this admirable yet still growing city-state. Athens undoubtedly had more cultural achievements than Sparta. One way they had more cultural achievements was because when Doc B states, “On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece.” The reason this made them better is because These games are still going on today because of how popular they were through all of the time from the Greeks to the americans. These olympic games have lasted now for over 122 years. Another reason Athens had better cultural achievements was because Doc A states, “The Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced a system of political reforms that he called demokratia, or rule by the people.” In fact, this government is still going on today and is in many countries including the best America. This government gives power to the people instead of just 1 to 3 rulers. The last reason why Athens was undoubtedly better than Sparta culturally was when doc C says, Rising 500 feet above sea level, the Acropolis in Athens showcases some of

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