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The Classical Age was from 6th to 4th century BC Greece was divided into city states that were all independent Two major city states of this time were Sparta and Athens who had lots of differences between them Sparta was rich agriculturally and was a militaristic state so they could control the population of the slaves The slaves out number the Spartans 12 to 1 Lycurgus was the founder of the Sparta constitution in 600 BC The Spartan government consisted of a senate to balance the monarchy of the king and the democracy of the people The Senate had consisted of 30 men that initiate the laws and policies and 5 ephers who enacted the laws The assembly consisted all the men who had weapons and armor and had a yes or no vote in the government The Spartan government was an oligarchy meaning that the senate had all the power In the Spartan constitution Lycurgus made divided the land equally amoung the people to prevent luxury envy arrogance crime and disputes between social classes They had no need for money and luxury and their provisions are what they only require to survive Women were treated the same as men were Women had the same education duties and they were trained for war Women and men were forced to run around and interact with one another at very young ages to lessen the tension with sexuality and womanness Open marriage was favored since all children belonged to the state or government and the best traits and qualities of children could be bread At the age of seven children were put in military barrack and divided among classes and companies There they were educated militaristically and to learn obedience The older men would start disputes between the younger men to see who had the best characteristics of becoming a leader and this also influenced homosexuality Sparta were isolationists and forbade travel and trade so no one
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