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 :
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.”
Sparta attacks Athens
Destroyer of Greek Independence OR Saviors of Greek Culture?