Athens Vs Sparta

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In the early days of the 5th century, Greece was dominated by two main powers: The democratic Athens and the military oligarchy of Sparta. These two city-states were very different in their daily way of life.

Although Sparta and Athens were both Greek cities, they focused differently in their way of life while the Spartans focused on having a perfect military and strong militaristic values, they also emphasized on expanding their power and gaining control over other kingdoms while the Athenians also grew infrastructure wise in ancient times. They understood the importance of such growth and concentrated on them besides on military strength.

Sparta and Athens were both Greek city-states, yet they were very different. Athenians valued art, beauty, reasons, and logic, while Spartans lived a life of simplicity. Sparta was isolated on a plane that laid in between the mountains. They did not welcome visitors, and didn’t trade .They were focused on war while the Athenians, on the other hand were very open. Since the soil near Athens was not great for farming, they had to trade to fill their needs and the enable them to get exposed to outer world.
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At the age of 7, Spartan boys went to live in military barracks to be trained as soldiers. While the women stayed home and took care of everything. Women had a lot of freedom in Sparta. They could own property and they can choose who they want to marry, while Athenian women had no right to choose their own husband; all were chosen by their fathers, after marriage they would go manage their husband’s properties at an early age of 13 or 14 compare to Spartan woman who would get married at the age of 18
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