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What did it mean to be a citizen in ancient Greece?

Citizenship in Ancient Greece. In Greece, citizenship meant sharing in the duties and privileges of membership in the polis, or city-state*. Citizens were required to fight in defense of the polis and expected to participate in the political life of the city by voting.

What were the characteristics of Athenian democracy?

Greek democracy created at Athens was direct, rather than representative: any adult male citizen over the age of 20 could take part, and it was a duty to do so. The officials of the democracy were in part elected by the Assembly and in large part chosen by lottery in a process called sortition.

What good things did Pericles do?

Pericles is perhaps most famous for his great building projects. He wanted to establish Athens as the leader of the Greek world and wanted to build an acropolis that represented the city’s glory. He rebuilt many temples on the acropolis that were destroyed by the Persians.

What advantages did Sparta have over Athens?

Sparta and Athens are in a struggle to become the most powerful city….

Pros of Sparta Pros of Athens
-well organized -strong -good government -all treated equally -helots did all the work -democracy -all citizens are equal -education -Golden Age -abolished slavery -more freedoms
Cons of Sparta Cons of Athens

What were the Athenian values?

While Spartans valued military strength, Athenians placed a higher value on education and culture. Their main goal was building a democracy. Athenians believed that the only way to build a strong democracy was to create well informed citizens. Boys were educated.

How would an Athenian describe the ideal citizen?

How would you describe the ideal citizen in Athens? The ideal Athenian citizen would be focused on academics, such as reading, writing, music as intellectual achievement was prized. They focused on the individual.

What advantages did Sparta have in the Peloponnesian War?

What advantages did Sparta and Athens each have in the war? Sparta had a strong military force; their location couldn’t br attacked by sea. Athens had a strong navy and could strike sparta’s allies by sea.