Aim: What was the culture of Sparta like?. January 7, 2013. I. The Polis. By the 700s B.C., the Greek Dark Ages were ending and new city-states were coming to power. Another term for city-state is polis.
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C. Each city-state had its own government and laws. Only adult men were citizens and could vote, own land, hold public office, speak for themselves in court.
D. The two most powerful city-states were Sparta and Athens.
B. Social Classes:
How could the helot revolt influence the development of Sparta?
Age 20: Men enrolled in the army for regular military service. They could marry, but still had to live and eat in the military barracks.
E. Spartans believed that new ideas would weaken their way of life, so they tried to prevent change: