Paper: The Difference Between Athens and Sparta in Ancient Greece

Approximately forty thousand men were involved in this. Women and children were not permitted to join. The Athenians government had allies with lots of the small city-states of Greece to become strong with their contribution. They had the system of barter trade with close by city-states too. On the other hand, the Spartans were part of the oligarchy which is a type of government where only few people had the power. There were usually two kings, twenty-eight elders, and around ten thousand other men at the assembly. Everyone had to be over thirty in order to be part of it. Spartan government did not favor trades and other activities with foreign countries since they did not like the idea of culture diffusion. Athens and Sparta were different since Athens preferred to use democracy while the Spartans had oligarchy. The two city-states may seem to have many aspects in opposition but they had some points in similar, such as the fact that they were both able to attain control and were the strongest city-states in the country. The other states of Greece wanted to beat them so they were both constantly having fights. They were both known for being the most vigorous city-states. Athens used the naval system and the Spartans were strong because of all the training that the soldiers had in their childhood. There were very little similarities between Athens and Sparta with the fact that they were very strong, and lived through the same time period and country. Although the Athenians and the Spartans were two awfully different dynamic city-states for governing their state and the role of the citizens, they were similar for the fact that they were powerful unbeatable states. It is hard to believe that they have so many differences even though they were in the same country. Nowadays, Athens and Sparta are the most famous city-states of Greece; it is surely because of the power they obtained over the country and the unique characteristics they had....