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7HCC - Ancient Greek Society: Athenians and Spartans

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Athens and Sparta, the leading city-states of ancient Greece, helped to establish many of the ideas and concepts we take for granted: citizenship; voting; and individual rights and freedoms. This program provides insight into the values of each city state by examining their attitudes toward: education, entertainment, military training, and crime and punishment. Key groups within Athenian and Spartan social structures are discussed, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens and women in each city-state are compared.

Historian Bettany Hughes explores the 'Golden Age' of ancient Athens at the dawn of democracy. Can Athenian democracy live up to its reputation as the birthplace of freedom, equality and free speech? See Part 2

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The Spartans were a warrior culture hell-bent on producing the toughest citizens to have ever lived. They are notorious for their distaste of weakness and greatly shamed anyone who displayed signs of it. While researching this ancient city-state the same lessons seemed to emerge from their ruthless history and thus this video was born. (2021)

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Bradford,. 2011, Leonidas and the kings of Sparta : mightiest warriors, fairest kingdom, Praeger, Santa Barbara, Calif.

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