Essay On Sparta And Athens
Viewing from a Greek woman’s perspective, …show more content…
Unlike, Athens women, Sparta women were allowed to read and write and have an education. But women of Sparta were not able to own any land or sue anyone under no circumstances. Spartan women had a reputation of having an independent and confident nature. The women of Sparta felt they were very fortunate to be the mothers and wives of rich warriors. The women were free to be in charge of almost everything that did not involve the army. These women believed that hard physical training supported the birth of healthy children. Even though, they were not permitted to wear jewelry or ornate clothes, they enjoyed an active open public life.
Athens and Sparta, were the two most dominating city-states in Greece. They were enemies with different backgrounds. Sparta 's had an overbearing military and Athens was known for its’ impartial justice system. Even though these two city-states differ greatly from one another, they share many characteristics of their country during their time …show more content…
Each city-state, or polis, made changes to address these problems in their own way. This made Sparta and Athens opposite ends of the social and political developments of the Greek city-states. Both Sparta and Athens women achieved very similar roles, but in different ways. Sparta was a leader in its time when comparing power levels and women rights.
Sparta was different in the way that they treated their women. Athenian woman were treated awfully bad compared to the values of today’s women. Sparta women wore short dresses and were allowed to leave the house whenever they wanted to. Overall, Spartan women had more freedom and rights and lived a much better life then the women from Athens.
If we look at the equality and women rights, the life of men and women in Athens and Sparta was quite different. Sparta would be considered to be the best polis because Spartan life was simple. The focus was on obedience and war. Life was not easy for Athenian women. They did not enjoy the same rights or privileges as males. In the end, women of Greece declared Sparta as being the best place to have live because Sparta had more equality and more women rights than the women in