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  • Conscription In Sparta

    In Sparta, men and women had their roles in life chosen for them for the most part. Males unofficially began conscription at the age of seven, when they were taken away from their mothers, assigned into packs of boys, given a cloth every year, and told to survive. From then on, they had to learn how to survive with little to no supplies, learning to fight and steal in order to survive until the age of 14, when official conscription began. In Sparta, only warriors participated in public life, although women did much of the work outside of serving in the military and hunting, typically consisting of handling all home affairs and child-rearing. Spartan men only had to option of two things until the age of sixty: military service or death (Brand, 2009, pg 2-8). Later on, Sparta conquered all of Laconia. They were regarded as neighbors. They were required to serve in the military as well to some extent, but not with the Spartan armies, nor were they required to serve for the rest of their life. Many were craftsmen and tradesmen that were regarded as free men. They held local, public offices but they did not make laws for all of Sparta; only Spartan…

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  • Sparta And Athenians

    Athens and Sparta were both Greek city-states, yet they barely had any socially comparable qualities. They harbored long lasting wars with each other for simple reasons. Ownership of land, money, and power were some of the main reasons the two city-states fought. Although they lived in the same nation, they molded their regions to reflect their own particular views. The primary goal for the Spartans was to make an elite army while the primary goal for Athenians was to make a society with their…

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  • Arrogance In Sparta

    n campaigns to control the arrogance and to protect all of the interests of the whole State of Sparta. The final branch of the Spartan government is the Appella or Demos, this is an assembly of the people, it is held only once a month. Every male that is the age of 30 or greater could participate in the Appella at any time. They would do the electing. Whenever all of the men would meet once a month they would present issues and vote on what to do to resolve these issues. The way they would vote…

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  • Historical Sparta

    The Historical Sparta’s Successes and Failures The State of Sparta in ancient Greece is one of the unique models of human communities for reasons of distinct patterns of human societies throughout history. This state, which was the main power in the ancient Greek world, will remain a symbol of the militarization of communities either for ideological reasons, or for reasons of social and cultural different patterns compared to other ancient cities. Ancient Greece was divided into many City-States…

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  • The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Sparta And Athens

    Athens, Sparta, and Thebes all failed to create a lasting “Greek Empire.” While each polis had its own strengths and weaknesses, the poleis all failed for similar reasons. The poleis failed mainly due to almost constant power struggles, arrogance, and involvement in conflicts they should not have been involved in. Athens, Sparta, and Thebes all failed in spite of various strengths and due to various weaknesses. Athens’ strengths included its large size, large trireme navy, wealth,…

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  • Athens Vs Sparta Oligarchy

    800-323 BCD, Athens and Sparta were the two powerful cites in Greece. Their territories separated by water and land. Although their cities were not too far from each other, yet there was a major different on how they govern there cities. While the Athens was governed by demos, the Spartans were govern by Oligarchy. In this essay, we will explore the structure of their governments, the differences, and the similarities. At the end, both nations left us a unique historical value where other…

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  • Sparta Vs Athens Essay

    regions of land and were populated by some hundreds of citizens. However, the two largest “Polis” known as Athens and Sparta were much more powerful and influential than the rest. In a nutshell, Athens was a democratic and trade focused government while on the other hand Sparta was a military focused society with an oligarchy government. In this article major differences between Athens and Sparta will be examined. Focusing on the government and on the public life the condition on the two…

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  • Athens And Sparta Compare And Contrast

    Sparta and Athens were both dominating powers of ancient Greece, and had many differences, but which one was superior? Spartans were known for their superb military strength while Athens was known for their arts, music and philosophies. Sparta and Athens had many differences, but few similarities. Their view on how they ran society was very different while their militaries had some things in common. A big difference was their government, Spartans had an oligarchy while as Athens had a democracy.…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Sparta

    Many of the arguments against Sparta reason that government officials did not grant enough power to the people of the city-state, and therefore favor Athens. This is not the case. The kings, elders, and rulers of the Spartan government knew what was best for the citizens of Sparta, and, as a consequence, created strictly regimented rules that shaped Spartan lives for the better. Although Sparta did not have a significant amount of participation in law by common people, it was able to create and…

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  • Sparta And Athens Similarities

    citizen of ancient Greece, where would you live? Strong Sparta or artistic Athens? Athens and Sparta were both powerful civilizations seen as utopias by their people. These city- states had a plethora of contrasting characteristics, with few similarities. Athens’ and Sparta’s government and social standards may be polar opposites but they come from the same cultural origin, Greece. Both civilizations had undeniably strong governments, however the ruled their citizens on opposite ends of the…

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