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Athens vs Sparta 1 Athens vs. Sparta Mike Solomich October 8, 2007 History 210
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Athens vs Sparta 2 Athens and Sparta were both Greek cities that had a few similarities but had many more differences. They both spoke the same language and lived in the same area. Athens is a large area with a lot of ground (about 1,000 square miles) which allowed population growth. Also they had a democratic government which made the Athenians more interested in comfort and culture. The Athenians had a lot of money and were more concentrated on making their lives nicer instead of building an army. On the other hand Sparta was a great example of oligarchy which directed Spartans towards building a strong military. Children were taken away from their families to be trained to become soldiers. The primary cause of the Peloponnesian war was that the Athenians were getting too greedy and were trying to take over all of Greece. In spite of the Athenians doing this, Sparta had a fear of the growth and power of Athenians, so they decided to fight back. As the war began, Sparta and Athens each took advantage of their military strengths. Sparta’s strategy was to invade Athens and terrorize their crops. Sparta had a much larger military than Athens and they outnumbered
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