Athens Vs Sparta Research Paper

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Imagine its 406 BCE and you are in Greece. Athens and Sparta are equal distances from you. Which city would you pick? Of course, this depends on who you are; if you are a woman Sparta would be the place for you. People want to learn how to survive, would also pick Sparta. Sparta beats Athens in most aspects. Their treatment of women/ slaves and education was much more desirable, than Athens, as was their education. Overall, Sparta was a much more suitable place to live in ancient times. Women were treated as almost equals to men, and slaves (Helots) had more rights than Athenian slaves. They were expected to know how to fight and take care of the property while her husband was away, and were also shown respect. This is a major pull factor

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