S: Ancient Greece By J. Doerksen
FC: Ancient Greece By J. Doerksen
1: Ancient Greece
2: The small settlements of Ancient Greece was called city-states. Each city-states had their own rulers. In Athens the citizens were the ones who ruled the city instead of a king or queen. The people voted on the things that the king or queen would normally do without asking the people. The things that the people voted on was if they should go to war and how much they should pay for taxes. I think that America got a lot of ideas about the people voting from Ancient Greece.
3: Another city-state is Sparta. Sparta was well known for its armies and war like spirit. Athens and Sparta were often at war with each other. Unlike Athens, Sparta had leaders and rulers. The Spartans had less freedom than the Athens did. I think that I would like to live in Athens, so I could have more freedom.
4: War was common between the city-states of Ancient Greece. There were about ten-thousand people in each city-state. The city-states that were at war more then most were Athens, Sparta, Corinth, and Thebes. The most common known wars in Ancient Greece was the Trojan war, Persian war and Peloponnesain war. Later, Greece was taken over by Rome.
6: Social Classes Upper Class: If you were an upper class man you would have to live in the origin of the your home town. You could not have a job. If you were an upper class men you would have servants to attend to your needs. Middle Class: Athens had many middle class men. The free people that were not born in the city-state in which they populate.
7: Lower Class: The lower class consist of some free men who had once been slaves. The lower class was not respected by other classes above them. If they were lucky maybe some of them would be able to move up to the middle class. Slaves: Slaves had to do anything that their masters told them to do. They could only be released if a relative or friend paid their master for the servant. They may also be released if they fight in the war. If he or she could work a second job they might be able to pay their own ransom.
9: Bibliography " , Greek Woman." Free Ancient Greece Clip Art by Phillip Martin. Web. 05 May 2010.