The two show the dichotomy that existed within Hellas, through contrasting political systems, the treatment of their respective empires, and upon what their economy was based and with what it flourished. Draco started by getting a code of laws. What a terrible thing to do! The two city-states were close synchronically on the map but exhibited significant differences in their values and the way they lived their lives. Following the loss at Syracuse, Athens hereafter was inexorable. So you can see how culturally oppisate these two people are. Their government was a full democracy in which they had an assembly was all male citizens over 25 years old, they had the council of five hundred which was chosen by lot of people over 30 and they proposed laws to the assembly. They were to stay at home, bearing and educating children, spinning and weaving, keeping the home tidy and preparing or, at least, overseeing the preparation, of food.
After a long period of decline under the rule of the , Athens reemerged in the 19th century as the capital of the independent Greek state. For Sparta, the strength of the military highly rested on the army, which was comprised of the best-trained and most mighty warriors of ancient times. The smart and strong slaves were put to death because of the fear of revolt because slaves outnumbered citizens there. Sparta seemed to be content with themselves and provided their army whenever required. The most radical views were on the subject of women. Athens took its name from the , the goddess of. Since they had slaves they had a lot of time to pursue cultural interests and led their society forward intellectually, so they got into making dramatic plays for their enjoyment.
Both Sparta and Athens had a Council and an Assembly. Sparta realized that they couldn't match Athens impressive navy, so Archidamus delayed the battle and worked on extending Sparta's alliances in hopes of expanding their own navy. Their decision to change their home grounds put the Spartans in great danger as they found themselves entering into the fertile plain of Messenia. Since they had slaves they had a lot of time to pursue cultural interests and led their society forward intellectually, so they got into making dramatic plays for their enjoyment. Not to overlook the rights of women, which were a little elevated in Sparta, the city that had an overall greater respect for human rights, would be Athens. Athens had a busy port, ships passed the land.
Sparta people were not open to education and they only concentrated on military strength and obedience and they didn't interact much with the outside world. Males between the age of 20 and 50 were required to serve in the army for one year. Lycurgus designed his reforms based on Spartan virtues regarding military ability, equality and solemnity. Then there was the court where there were no judges and the juries were very large, the archons which were the nine people with the most power before the assembly took it away from them. Sparta and Athens were formed in two different ways. There was also a very big focus on a democratic style of government.
There were many political, economic, and social differences between the two city states. Eventually the people of Athens put an end to the tyranny in 560 b. Sparta was originally four small villages in Southwestern Peloponnesus that became unified into one polis. The smart and strong slaves were put to death because of the fear of revolt because slaves outnumbered citizens there. Their city was mainly located on acropolis'.
Spartans is known for its military training while Athens lives in world of luxury. Both Athens and Sparta had slaves, and treated them well compared to slaves in the United. After experiencing the effects of a rising population and shortage of arable land, the Spartans moved through their mountainous western frontier in hope of seeking a new spacious land to live upon. Young women were married at the age of 14. The nature, process and structure… Athens v. In contrast, males of Athens were taught that knowledge was superior to the military.
So all in all you will see Athens is a lot different then Sparta which I will tell you about now. The power of the Athenian military was in its navy, which was highly advanced and is regarded to have been the dominant force in the Mediterranean Sea. They had no real family life and were very militaristic. There were three classes of people in Athens the first class were Citizens which were above age 19, then there were Metics which were considered the middle class. . Mycenaean regulation lasted for 2900 old ages. Though Athens did not train their men for the military as much as Sparta has, their military was also very powerful.
Athinais surrendered to Sparta, and lost its imperium. Their economy was mainly based on agriculture. Indeed, one of the differences between those two city-sates is government and political organization. Unfortunately for Athens, this did not hap. Athinais and Sparta still exist but as cultural and diverse metropoliss. It is a center for economic, political, financial and culture life in Greece. It is also worth noting that slave trade was at its highest at this period.
Although they both were located in the same country, they operated their societies in different ways with very few similarities. They had no real family life and were very militaristic. Women and slaves excluded from being citizens. Athens is said to have been the birthplace of democracy. Then thereare the Healots which were their slaves, compared to Athens their slaves were treated less then dirt. They obtained an over-populated region of Greece, and needed room for agriculture.