HIST 1421 Discussion 2 - HIST 1421 Greek and Roman Civilization Discussion 2 Discussion Question Use your impressions of Athens and Sparta to discuss

HIST 1421 Discussion 2 - HIST 1421 Greek and Roman...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

HIST 1421 Greek and Roman Civilization – Discussion 2Discussion QuestionUse your impressions of Athens and Sparta to discuss and compare daily life in the two city-states.Athens and Sparta were complete opposites in terms of political views. Despite this, there are both similarities and differences between the two societies.In terms of similarities, firstly, I found that Spartan’s use of military power and rule over Periokoi and Helots (Brand, n.d., pp. 3) were like Athens’ use of power over the alliances in the Delian League after the second Persian war (Brand, n.d., pp. 28). Both parties used their military might (Sparta’s warriors andAthens’ navy, in this case) to their advantage in ruling over other poleis. I find that this type of rule over the people would cause tension between people, and eventually, an uprising will occur with the poorer and less fortunate crowd against the few that are wealthy or hold aggressive power. It appears the

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture