Athens and sparta: similarities and one of the greatest city states of all time was the city state of athens from which we take many of our modern ways their government was a full democracy in which they had an assembly was all male citizens over 25 years old, they had the council of five hundred which was chosen by lot of people over 30. Greek city states athens and sparta (1500 - 500 bc) this also meant that there were no slaves in athens during its golden age the trireme the invention of the trireme allowed athens to gain a head up opposed to most cultures around it a trireme was 120 feet long, 18 feet wide, and it would have three rows of oars stacked on top of each. Later, when athens sent their fleet to help defend its ally cocyra against a corinthian invasion during the battle of sybota in 433 bce, their action was interpreted by sparta as aggression instead of assistance, as corinth was an ally of sparta. Sparta: sparta, ancient capital of the laconia district of the southeastern peloponnese, southwestern greece the sparsity of ruins from antiquity around the modern city reflects the austerity of the military oligarchy that ruled the spartan city-state from the 6th to the 2nd century bce.
The women of athens compared to the women of sparta, the status of an athenian woman in greek society was minimal by comparison to present day standards, athenian women were only a small step above slaves by the 5th century bc. The city-state of athens was the birthplace of many significant ideas ancient athenians were a thoughtful people who enjoyed the systematic study of subjects such as science, philosophy, and history, to name a few. Rival, in 510 bce a truce between sparta and athens led to athenians loyal to sparta at the head of athenian government the leader, isagoras, they represent diametrically opposed concepts of the polis, its relations with greece and democracy greece and democracy the .
On that occasion corinth successfully opposed sparta and they were voted down the defeat of athens by sparta resulted in spartan hegemony in the early 4th century bc failed intervention in the persian empire a history of sparta 950-192 bc new york london: ww norton. In sparta, women were only married after they reached an age where they could ‘enjoy sexual activity’, generally interpreted as around 16 years of age (as compared to the 10-11 years of athens) and they were married to men within 4-5 years their elders. Programme two explores the bitter rivalry between sparta and athens and their startlingly different views of women they were two cities with totally opposed views of the 'good life. Athens vs sparta: the academic-military divide i n the bitter winter of 1777, amid great deprivations and flagging morale, admired the valor and conservative moderation of sparta but were unmoved by its culture and repelled by a nation in permanent arms athens and sparta, together two diametrically different ways of looking at. The peloponnesian war of 431 - 404 in many respects was the logical culmination of two peoples, holding immense political and military power, but were almost diametrically opposed societies with radically differing cultural views.
Athens and sparta were the two pre-eminent city-states of ancient greece separated by the mountainous terrain of the balkan peninsula, the city-states were their own autonomous countries, who. Part of the continuing fascination with the peloponnesian war derives from the fact that athens and sparta represented such diametrically opposed domestic political systems what were the major political features of the two polises (choose one. The peloponnesian war (431–404 bc) was an ancient greek war fought by the delian league led by athens against the peloponnesian league led by sparta historians have traditionally divided the war into three phases. Athens and sparta could not be more diametrically opposed in their values, their methods and their end results although the spartan military was a force to be reckoned with – even against far superior numbers as demonstrated at thermopylae – but its system was untenable long-term, and history seems to suggest the freedom is more likely to. Sparta and athens were the most powerful states of ancient greece they were also each others biggest rivals both had troubles feeding their people as the land around their city-state was barren both had troubles feeding their people as the land around their city-state was barren.
The great peloponnesian war (431-404 bc) was a titanic struggle between athens and sparta that engulfed the entire greek world, and that ended with the total defeat of athens and the destruction of her naval empire. 4 beginning with thucydides, analysts of the peloponnesian war have set forth a list of factors, both underlying and structural, and proximate and process, in attempting to explain the causes of the conflict how, in thucydides’ account, did these factors (choose three) contribute to the outbreak of the war thucydides’ account, did these. In ancient greece, there were many city-states two of the most well-known are athens and sparta while these two places were very different, there were many benefits to living in either city states. Peisistratos' championing of the lower class of athens, is an early example of populism while in power, peisistratos did not hesitate to confront the aristocracy, and he greatly reduced their privileges, confiscated their lands and gave them to the poor, and funded many religious and artistic programs.
T he acropolis hill, so called the “sacred rock” of athens, is the most important site of the city during pericles’ golden age, ancient greek civilization was represented in an ideal way on the hill and some of the architectural masterpieces of the period were erected on its ground. Trade was a fundamental aspect of the ancient greek world and following territorial expansion, an increase in population movements, and innovations in transport, goods could be bought, sold, and exchanged in one part of the mediterranean which had their origin in a completely different and far. In particular sparta was opposed to the democratic form of government that athens embodied, and towards the end of the fifth century bce, the peloponnesian war broke out, with athens having attica, eubœa, thessaly, and communities on the northern and eastern shores of the ægean sea on her side, and sparta being allied with most of the. Sparta and athens do, however, represent two diametrically opposed concepts of the greek city state the two societies had virtually opposite concepts of the individual's relationship to the state, a dichotomy that was fundamental to the struggles of the 20th century.
The closed society of sparta, living in self-inflicted isolation and stagnation and expending all its energy on maintaining its military might, was diametrically opposed to athens, an open society, expansive and selfconfident. Classical sparta, p 3 of the state below the spartiates were the perioeci , or dwellers around or aboutthese were foreign people who served as a kind of buffer population between the spartans and the helots. The principle dilemma of the conflict was the diametrically opposed military preferences of athens and sparta athens as a naval power would be hard pressed to bring its navy to bear against sparta and its premier army and vice versa for sparta, particularly if athens itself could not be successfully assaulted or besieged.