The Golden Age Of Ancient Greece

What did Greece accomplish?

Greece has contributed much to the world before and today.It was a very powerful and influential land at that time.It actually wasn't a united country though.It was filled with little city states all isolated from each other cause of the rough geography.Two of them were very strong and well known.They are Athens and Sparta.They gave much to our world like sciences,literature,philosophy,math,and strong militaries.Athens was the birth place of democracy which is pretty much how the western world came to be today.Sparta had a very strong military which has also influenced many other countries forces.I feel without Greece our world would be very different.we could still be living under kings if it weren't for these great people.


The Golden Age Of Ancient Greece

Athens Vs Sparta

These two states were very different from each other.Athens was a state that had a democratic government where only male citizens over 18 could vote.But however women and slaves were still given much freedom and could have educations and jobs.the people there were very interested in things like science and art.Sparta is way different though.It was run by kings that were believed to be the smartest. of their people.All males there were required to join the military at age 7.they remained there until they reached age 60.However women and slaves here also were pretty free and had opportunities too.And eventually a war broke out between the two.Thanks to Spartas military,they defeated Athens and captured it.I believe Athens still was a better state though.even though Sparta managed to win many wars and even win a war 20 to 1 against Persia.Athens still felt like a better home.People were more free and had a lot of choices in life.I also love Greek arts and history so that's another reason.And Athens is the capital of modern day Greece.Sparta still exists as a city but its nowhere as near as important or powerful now so in my opinion Athens won the battle in the end.