Athens and Sparta were probably the two most famous and powerful city states in Ancient Greece.However, they were both very different.
Athens v Sparta•Athens’ Government ruled as a democracy. They were the 1stto ever do this.•Sparta’s Government ruled as an oligarchy by 2 Kings. •Both Athens’ and Sparta’s governments were elected by the people.
Athens v Sparta•Athens is built below the acropolis which stands on a hill above all of Athens.•Sparta is surrounded by mountains, which makes it difficult for it to be invaded.
ATHENS•Athens was a very creative city state. •They believed in a good education. (for boys)•You could go into the army or navy if you wanted to. (if you were a boy)
SPARTA•Sparta was very focused on obedience and war and the people did not have any luxuries. •Boys did not have to work or be educated but trained to be warriors from a young age. •Boys had to join the Spartan army.