Athens and Sparta

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Sparta. Rigorous training of the body for women as well as for men. Men were warriors, women were breeders of warriors.Marriage was limited to the prime of life, husbands live in barracks and have to see their wives in secret. They all go barefoot, have a single garment per year, withstand heat

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1. Athens and Sparta And the Peloponnesian War

2. Sparta Rigorous training of the body for women as well as for men. Men were warriors, women were breeders of warriors. Marriage was limited to the prime of life, husbands live in barracks and have to see their wives in secret. They all go barefoot, have a single garment per year, withstand heat and cold. Men eat in the common mess. Food reputed to be the worst in all of Greece.

3. Sparta (cont.) Ephors, five high executive officials. Had police, judicial powers. They also determined the fate of newborns. Two kings, largely ceremonial function. Democratic assembly, voted yes or no on legislation. Gerousia, same as senate, a council of elders.

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