Sparta - -1 year terms and could not be re-elected...

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Study Guide: Sparta- Ancient Greece -One of the only places in Greece that could be self-sufficient -Settled by Dorian Greeks -Archaic Age -Spartans try to conquer all of Laconia -3 citizen classes develop -Spartans -Other Dorian Greeks (perioikoi- ½ free status) -Other Greeks (helots- slaves) -Lycurgan Reform -Government -2 Kings (2 separate royal families) -Gerousía -Council of Elders -Limited body -30 men (2 kings and 28 men 60+) -Very powerful and conservative -decided most policy -Apella -Assembly -All male citizens in Sparta could vote -Had to be at least 30 -Could only say yes or no -In charge of the election of the 28 Gerousía -5 Ephors -Magistrates in government -Count votes -Read out things to be voted on -Preside over meeting of Apella
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Unformatted text preview: -1 year terms and could not be re-elected *Spartans had no written laws*-Spartans-The Equals-Every male citizen became an equal to every other male citizen-Age 20 given a kleros (share of land) and helots assigned to work the land-Could not have any other craft (pottery, basket weaving, etc)-Perioikoi-Craftsmen-Helots-State owned-Lived in family groups-Ephors kept watch over helots, declared war on them once a year-Life-Birth were inspected-Age 7 sent to live in barracks to start their physical training-Age 20 granted kleros and officially joined the Spartan army, married-Age 30 gain right to vote (Apella)-Always have to eat in the barracks but can live at home-Age 60 retire from the army, still serve the state...
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