Thursday, March 24, 2011

Greek Blog #2

The Athens and Sparta shared many things such as the issue of slavery, women's rights, and their custom of citizenship. Both Athens and Sparta had an Assembly, whose members were elected by the people. Sparta was ruled by two kings, who ruled until they died or were forced out of office. Athens was ruled by archons, who were elected annually. As an Athenian, you could get a good education and could pursue any of several kinds of arts or sciences. You could serve in the army or navy, but you didn't have to. On the other hand the Spartan life was simple and focused only on obedience and war. Slavery made this possible by freeing the young men from household and industrial duties and allowing them to focus on their military duties.

I would like to live in the Athens because their life wasnt focused on just military. The Athens were more complex and more freedon with the choices you make in life whether joining the military or not. The Sparta was all about the military and war, the young boys would be trained as soon as their mother deliver, mothers had to exercise to make the young boy healthy. Military life is not my idea for my life therefore the Athens definantly beat the Sparta, i can get way more education than just learning how to kill.


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