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Greek City-States

Athens and Sparta were the largest and most powerful of the Greek city-states and were somewhat polar opposites. This unit will make you familiar with each and show you the differences.

Reading


Cartledge, P. (2011). The Democratic experiment. BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/greeks/greekdemocracy_01.shtml

Halsall, P. (1999, January). Sparta. Fordham University: Ancient History Sourcebook.

Assignments:

PART 1:

Use your impressions of Athens and Sparta to discuss and compare daily life in the two city-states.

Please write an essay of complete and well composed paragraphs (250 word minimum for the entire essay) Be sure to use in text citation and provide references for your sources. Wikipedia is not a source.

PART 2:

Compare and contrast monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny, oligarchy, and democracy as forms of government in Ancient Greek city-states.

The paper should be at least 500 words long with proper formatting and use of APA standards for citation. The paper should also include an introduction, body, and conclusion.

PART 3:

Consider the following questions for reflection:

If you had the choice to live in Athens or Sparta, which one would you choose and why?

Please write an essay of complete and well composed paragraphs (250 word minimum for the entire essay) Be sure to use in text citation and provide references for your sources. Wikipedia is not a source.

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