History Essay Outlines

History Essay Outlines - History Essay Outlines #1) Athens...

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History Essay Outlines #1) Athens and Sparta in the 5 th century Characteristics of each: Athens (Attica)- first to use coins for international trade -Military advancements Hoplite, foot-solders Phalanx, V-shaped formations -Government was an oligarchy Basically meant the elite controlled the government and all the actions in the government Direct democracy where you could bring up ideas and try and pass them on your own Educated amateurs -In charge of the Delian League Turned out to be bullies, never ran it the way the people had Hoped they would -Ideals Government run by educated amateurs (most rational people) Importance of the civic -Failures of Athens Never lived up to own ideals Never fully got rid of class bias Turned into a bully in the Delian League People in the government had to have money to find the time to take part in the proceedings Never developed a universal education system Sparta (Laconia)- much larger agricultural plains than other areas -Population problems Only 8,000 true Spartans
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