All about Athens
Only wealthy families taught their daughters how to read, write, do sports and play the lyre
Women had NO rights
they had three teachers, one for reading,writing and stuff like that. the second teacher taught them how to sing and play the lyre. the third teacher taught them sports.
At age 18 boys were citizens
Ages of war
- At age seven boys left families and went to the barracks ( to train for war) when at the barracks boys were treaded horribly
- At age 20 they join the real army
- At age 30 men may leave the barracks (still in army)
- At age 60 they may retire, men are still "in the army" if they are needed they with go to war
Men are expected to die in war
They weren't allowed to surrender because it was a sign of weakness
building the democracy
Over the years people started to make a council of 500 citizens to help out with business and stuff like that. Athenians chose the members of the council in a yearly lottery. The council proposed laws, dealt with foreign countries, and oversaw the treasury. People had a lot more say in making laws.