During the 5th Century BC, Greece was dominated by two main powers: democratic Athens and the military oligarchy of Sparta. These city-states were very different. Sparta was traditionally the great land power of the Greek world and controlled many neighboring territories who populations were tied to the land as slaves. Athens’ power was based upon its command of the sea, and though it was officially only head of a naval alliance (the Delian League), in practice this amounted to an empire in all but name.
Students will compare and contrast Sparta & Athens.
- Detailed & Visually Engaging Powerpoint (with Presenter Notes)
- Student Modified Chart to Fill in
- Sparta vs. Athens Competition (Used for Ancient Greek City State Competition)
- Social Structure
- Government & Political Organization
- Military Strength
- Life Style & Values
- Role of Women
- Cultural Achievements
You can also download this activity as part of the Ancient Greek Bundle