CHW 3M: A Society of Thinkers, A Society of Warriors

Hoplites (2) by Sebastià Giralt, via Flickr

Hoplites (2) by Sebastià Giralt, via Flickr

Today, you will learn more about the differences between Athens and Sparta.  Let’s begin by examining the upbringing of a Spartan boy; in your notes, please track the important ages in a Spartan boy’s life, and include some of the strange practices designed to toughen these boys for war.

Next, let’s look at this video from the Engineering an Empire series focusing on Greece. While the information at the beginning is not directly related to Sparta or Athens, it does connect to ideas, content, and events we have already examined.

Please answer the following questions (all answers can be found in the second half of the video):

  1. How did Pericles contribute to the rise of Athens?
  2. Briefly explain the Delian League.
  3. Briefly explain the significance of the Parthenon.
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