Athens, Greece

By: Kyle Goldsmith & Gabi Cantu

Introduction

Athens is better than Sparta because they never had any wars which meant that it was always peaceful. Sparta always went to war for land. Athens had reading, writing, math, and fitness. The Athenian boys age eighteen went to military school for two years. Sparta's boys went to military school for their whole lives. If the newborn weren't strong or healthy they had to get thrown down a cliff. Athens had a government called Democracy. Democracy was all of the people that did voting for everything. The Athenian men could vote, benefit, and were citizens. Solon an Athenian aristocrat that reformed the system of government that men from middle-class could hold administrative positions. Today we still have this type of system. Athens created many buildings, structures, and sculptures. Today we still have buildings, structures, and sculptures such as the White House in Washington D.C. Athenian democracy created an assembly that disgust important topics such as new laws and buildings. Today we vote for things such as president, new buildings, new technology, and more.

Conclusion

This is why Athens is better than Sparta and is the greatest civilization of ancient Greece. Athens government is better than Sparta’s government because they did everything by voting. Athens never went to war and Sparta always went to war. Athens did math, writing, and fittness. Sparta always had their children do training for their whole lives while Athens’s boys went to military school for two years. Athens invented the first olympics which meant that they were in physical shape and that their gods/goddesses would award them. Athens also did arts for their gods and goddesses. They made sculptures and palaces for their gods and goddesses. Sparta did not do any arts they still fought in wars and they thought that the greatest fighter would get rewarded but they didn’t. This proves why Athens is better than Sparta and is one of the greatest civilizations in ancient Greece.


Athens enterview

Reflection of Ancient Athens of Our World

Ancient Greece created a lot of great structures and a fair government system. Today we have borrowed some of those ideas to make them our own, Like the Parthenon and the senate.

Athenian democracy created an assembly that disgust important topics like new laws and buildings. Today we vote or talk about similar things and it hasn't really changed that much. Patrician men, older than twenty, benefited and could public hold office. In most states only free Greek men were citizens.

On the other hand, Athenian women did housework, clean, babysit, stayed inside, and couldn’t decide who her husband would be. Athenian women had no rights. Women were supposed to do household chores like cooking and cleaning . The women were not taught how to read, do math, or write.

In conclusion, ancient Athenian architecture, innovations and government has survived and influenced many cultures of today.