Athens vs Sparta
What was the daily life in Athens like?
Beginning a Democracy in Athens
In 600 B.C. Athens, the government was run by a few landowning nobles . That was called an oligarchy Athenians started to rebel against the nobles. Most people owed the nobles money, or sold themselves into slavery to pay of the debt. This man named Solon canceled all the peoples debt and freed all the slaves. he also let all the male citizens be apart of the assembly, which meant they could vote on the laws. Solon began the democracy of ancient Athens.
Athens was a great place for writing and art. People like philosophers, artists, and writers came so think could think and work in freedom. For hundreds of years after that people who wanted to learn would go to Athens and study.
DAILY LIFE IN SPARTA
They didn't like visitors and travel, and they avoided teaching certain subjects in school because they wanted everyone to think Sparta was the best and that nothing ever was the Spartans fault. It was to keep all of their citizens in their city. They wanted everyone to think the same thing.
Sparta vs athens
Athens - was the perfect place to feel somewhat protected, and get the best learning experience.
What city-state would you choose ????