Athens and Sparta. Athens vs. Sparta. Population : 140,000 Government : Democracy 10 elected officials Council of 500 Assembly Social Structure : Freemen, Aliens, Slaves Women : Property, kept at home Education : Only boys, ages 5-14/18 Values :
Athens and Sparta
Persian Wars500 – 448 BCE
the greatest understandable event in human memory; distinguished the Greek from the "barbarian" .
Cyrus the Great
“This day will be the beginning of great evils for the Greeks.”
The War is On!
Sparta attacks Athens
Destroyer of Greek Independence OR Saviors of Greek Culture?