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COMPARISON ON ATHENS SPARTA In Ancient Greece most city-states were the same as the largest one Athens Although there was one city-state that was like no other Sparta Spartan people were the toughest ever There were no walls built around Sparta to make them fight harder there were no lights in the city to make the soldiers skilled at night fighting In the city of Athens there were large walls to keep out intruders and everyone could see at night Firstly the two cities completely different life styles will be compared In Athens the housing was a two-storey mud brick house for most of the wealthy citizens and for the poorer citizens the houses were a simple box like dwelling with few windows and a door that led out into the street Most houses were hidden behind mud walls that were mostly to keep out the heat and for privacy The Spartans didnt know about privacy What with living in dormitory type areas most of their life living under constant supervision and being made to go naked in winter The Spartans spent most if not all of their time training or fighting Whereas the Athenians spent their time in the agora making decisions for the city talking or doing art Only citizens women and slaves werent counted as citizens were allowed in the agora Women and slaves did house work and helped citizens carry goods at the market Spartan girls had to do hard physical training because the Spartans theory was that if the female was tough she would bare tough children Athenian clothes were a simple piece of cloth folded and pinned together called a chiton Spartan clothes if any were tough and heavy so that they were not injured in battle and they were made stronger Spartans despised comfortable clothing One of the biggest differences between the two city-states would have to be the food they ate The differences
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