I chose Athens because in Sparta if their kid isn't strong then they leave it outside to die but in Athens they let their kids live but they could either be a slave or free but even thought you could be a slave atleast your not dying and having a chance at life instead of being left outside to die while your parents could be enjoying life.
Smarter than Sparta
I chose Athens because they value art, and knowledge but in Sparta they make you go train with weapons to fight in war at the age of 7 and you don't get to see your parents or come back to your parents until the age 9. So thats why I chose Athens because you can actually learn and have a free life instead of training for war for 21 years.
Athens government is a Democracy so they have one leader, and then these other parts like the assembly where only free males over 18 can be a part of and make the laws. Then they have the council of 500 but to be in that you have to win a lottery but anyone rich or poor has a chance to be chosen. Then they have their generals who are the Athens judges.
Are Athens and Spartans the same?
The Athens aren't really the same for one the Athens have a democracy, and the Spartans have a Oligarchy but even though their governments have different names they kinda have the same roles. They are also different because Athens value art, and knowledge but Spartans on the other hand value strong military.
Athens believed that individuals should be free but they had to follow the laws of Greece. This aloud the people to have the chance to excel in the direction they choose. Individuality was the basis to their society.
Athens were the first to establish a democracy. This form of government was used at a meeting place which the Athens called the assembly. The Athens met monthly and discussed the affairs of state. The decisions were never made my the government without asking the assembly first.
Athenian soldiers were required to server atleast 2 years in the military. After the first year they were given a sword and a shield with their states emblem on it. Just because they only served for 2 years doesn't mean they can't still be called, they could be called up to the age 60.
They were one of the largest contributors to todays civilization. Democracy, astrology, biology, mathematics, physics, and theatre are only a few of its contributes to us. Words and thought from men like Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras, and Aristotle are still taught in university's today.