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Ancient Greece - Staff Room - 0 views

    In a list formate see how Sparta's lived life.
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    Another PowerPoint that shares the citizenship rights and roles of Sparta and Athens. Easy to understand.
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World History Chapter 8 "Ancient Greece" 2000 - 500 BC Section 1 "Geography a... - 3 views

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      Note how far the Greek people traveled and created colonies.  How did they do this?  What did they need to do this? 
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      Democracy: What does it mean?  What is  Aristocrats?   What is a tyrant?   What is an Oligarchy? 
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      Who is Draco?  What did he do?  What do you think it means when we say today draconian Laws?  
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      What was the Athenian Assembly?  Who were citizens of Athens?  
    Greece and democracy
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The Greeks - Sparta: Government and classes - 1 views

  • Two kings ruled the city, but a 28-member 'council of elders' limited their powers.
  • the highest social class, the aristocratic Spartiates
  • Spartiates were a class of military professionals who lived most of their lives in communal barracks
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  • middle class, called the Perioeci
  • farmers and artisans who were the descendants of those peoples whom the Spartans had first conquered,
  • had no real political rights
  • the helots: a slave class descended from those peoples who had resisted subjugation by Sparta
  • Spartans attempted to control them by forming a secret society that annually murdered any helot suspected of encouraging subversion.
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Slavery in Ancient Sparta | Rita Bay's Blog - 0 views

  • Spartans made the helots drunk to show  the young Spartans the problem with drinking in excess.
  • In wartime, they acted as servants to the warriors or served as light infantrymen
  • . It is true however that Spartans did at times kill slaves (although this was a practice done at graduation from the agoge) and it was one on one, in which if the helot killed the spartan he would become a free man (in which he would be ‘adopted’ by the city
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  • , all slaves were owned by the state. The helots (as the Spartan slaves were known)
  • Helots formed the basis of the Spartan economy and were essential to food
  • , they were treated like animals. Helots were bound to the land, unable to leave.
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Life in Sparta - Sparta - 1 views

  • While women didn’t go through military training, they were required to be educated along similar lines.
  • The Spartans were the only Greeks not only to take seriously the education of women; they instituted it as state policy.
  • his was not, however, an academic education (just as the education of males was not an academic education); it was a physical education which could be grueling.
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  • Infant girls were also exposed to die if they were judged to be weak; they were later subject to physical and gymnastics training.
  • Spartan women, however, were free to move out and had an unusual amount of domestic freedom for their husbands, after all, didn’t live at home.
    A great website to show a view at what your life would be like in Sparta.
mrs. b.

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  • Besides the obvious differences in philosophies, there is a very big difference in geography that cause these differences. Ancient Athens was situated somewhat close to the coast; it was only about five miles to the port city of Piraeus (which became part of Athens with the building of the Long Walls), thus it was no more then a few hours of travel from Athens to the coast line, thus greatly increasing the ability to be a trade center. Ancient Sparta however is located at the shortest distance 40 miles from the coast, however the terrain is somewhat rocky and there is no real straight path to the coast line. This would have greatly impeded the ability for Sparta to become a major trading port
  • Spartan Government Typically classified as an "oligarchy" ( rule by the few), but had elements of monarchy, democracy, and aristocracy Two kings were usually generals who commanded the major Spartan armies. While both were capable military leaders one was usually considered the leader of the army. This was done mainly so that in times of war Sparta would still retain a leader if the other were to die in battle. The most famous example was King Leonidas, who famously was able to hold off the enormous Persian Army at the battle of Thermoplyae.Five overseers (ephors) ran the day-to-day operations of Sparta. These overseers held one year terms and were responsible for the education and conduct of all its citizens (The Essential World History, W. Duiker & J. Spielvogel, Second Edition, 2005, p. 76)Council or Senate (apella) of 28 councilmen. These men had to be over 60 years old and served lifetime terms. They acted as judges and proposed laws to the citizens' assembly.All Spartan males over age 30 could join the Assembly where they could show their support/dissent by shouting.
  • Athens Government Typically classified as a “limited democracy.” Also considered the “birthplace of democracy.” Athens held the first democratic state, developed in 507 BC.Principally made up of elected officials:Council of 500 made most of the main administrative decisionsThe Assembly was open to all citizens. This body passed laws and made policy decisions.Although many nations throughout time have modeled their governments on the principles of Athenian Democracy, it was not perfect. Only men were able to participate in the democratic assemblies, and this was only 10-20% of the population. Women, children, slaves and foreigners were not allowed to participate
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      Why did Athens become seafaring?  
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Sparta Politics and Government - 8 views

    This website gives information about Spartan government and politics.
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Spartan Life - 0 views

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      Super cool pictures
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  • Sparta’s government was primarily an oligarchy, but it included democratic elements.   Sparta had two kings, who came from two different families. But these monarchs did not have absolute power. They shared power with each other, and they also had to answer to council of elders, or gerousia.
  • The Spartan government also discouraged pursuits that had no direct relationship to the military. As a result, the Spartans did not make significant achievements in art, literature, and philosophy. Nor did they leave much architecture. The Spartan leadership regarded most aspects of culture as frivolous and possibly corrupting.
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BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - 1 views

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      Make sure you click Athens or Sparta depending on who you are 
    Looks like easy, fun reading for whoever.  
    more information on Ancient Greece
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Travel in Greece: ancient Sparta (The Classics Pages) - 3 views

    Information about Sparta
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Sparta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 views

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  • Helots did not have voting rights, although compared to non-Greek chattel slaves in other parts of Greece they were relatively privileged. The Spartan poet Tyrtaios refers to Helots being allowed to marry and retaining 50% of the fruits of their labor.[42] They also seem to have been allowed to practice religious rites and, according to Thucydides, own a limited amount of personal property.[43] Some 6,000 helots accumulated enough wealth to buy their freedom, for example, in 227 BC.
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BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - Sparta - 1 views

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      How are the men of Athens different from Sparta? 
    Great overall resource on Greece, easy reading. 
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