Will you become an Athen after all?
Location... Sparta and Athens!
The two cities, Athens and Sparta, are bitter rivalries Greece. They are very close to each other, but very different in their values, life styles, and culture.
Location... Sparta and Athens!
- The city of Sparta is a city in Greece.
- It is located on the Peloponnesus (peninsula southwest of Athens).
Boys are sent to school at the age of 6.
They learn to play a musical instrument and poetry of Homer. Also they learn how to debate and how to give a persuasive speech. The boys study science and math.
After high school is complete, the boys go into military school.
Girls are taught at home with their mother or tutor. They want us to stay home to educate our kids.
I learn how to be a mother and Housekeeper. And some woman are able to be private tutors.
Sparta educates for the purpose of maintaining a powerful army.
Boys enter military school when they are about 6.
Spartans learn how to read and write.
The military school is tough.
They learn to to steal and lie without getting caught, as these skills can save their lives.
I think that the Athens way of education is a better fit for the children. Unlike Spartans, they start at the age of 6 and they don’t learn the importance of education. The only thing Spartans want is to win and have a strong military.
On the other hand, Sparta has 2 Kings. One controls the religion and the other controls the military.
Sparta's style of government is not a good idea because the people don't have any say in what the government does. What ever they said, the people have to go with.
Homes Athens and Sparta!
Men and Woman live in separate parts of the house.
Houses are often 2 floors and mostly made out of stone or clay.
Roofs are covered in tile or reeds.
Floor is made out of tile to keep warm.
It has a kitchen, bathroom, men's dining room and sometimes a woman's sitting room.
House are built around a courtyard and family life centered around it.
The only difference between Athens and Sparta homes is that Athens had it more homey with artwork and statues. In Sparta, the homes are like military homes, plain, white, blah.
The first Olympic Game was 776 BC. This happens every 4 years. This was very important because this was in honor of Zeus (father of the gods). They would be played in Olympia. Also, they had this because it was part of their religion. Woman could not watch nor participate in this event. The winner of it would receive a crown of olive leaves and glory in their citystate.
Traveling is very difficult.
The most common transportation no matter rich or poor is to walk. The rich may have wagons, carriages and carts.
Horses are more expensive than a donkey or a mule.
Chariots are mostly use for warfare/racing competition. Also it can be used for injured soldiers.
We have a healthy diet. We eat grains, wheat, beans, barley, fruit, vegetables, bread and cake and we grow olives, grapes, figs and wheat.
We have goats for milk and cheese.
- Summer, we have fresh fruits and veggies. Winter, we eat dried fruits and stored foods (apples and lentils).
Some of us live close to the sea and have a resource of all different kinds of fish.
Soil by the water is not good for farming, so we use irrigation and crop rotations to have fertile soil.
- We believe that eating and killing a domesticated animal is wrong, so we don't eat meat.
They are very fancy and decorative
Different forms of art are created at different time periods.
The pottery is not made for decoration, instead we use it everyday: drinking vessels, kraters, hydria, libation bowls, jugs and cups.
Pottery is an industry.
Sculptures from Athens are the most important art. Sculptures are also not for decoration
Food, Transportation, Artwork In Sparta...
Food: Both enemies have the same type of diet and food resources.
Transportation: The transportation was the same. The main way to get around was to walk.
- Education is very important to us.
- In Sparta their life style is all about a strong military. This is because they are scared of weakness and changes.
As an Athenian, I think this is bad because they treat the boys at a young age to harsh. We love and take care of our children. And we have an reasonable age that we put the boys into military school.
NOW ARE YOU AN ATHENS?
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