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Sparta was the only city-state in which women influenced the economy. It was also the only city-state in which teenage girls could participate in sports.

Spartan Women - educated, empowered, and trained and competed in athletics (in a time where no other women in Greece did any of this). Not only were the Spartan men the toughest soldiers that ever lived, but their women were as tough as nails too.


Butt-Kicking Princesses in History: Arachidamia of Sparta

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Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus,


Attic Red-Figured Kylix. Artist/Maker(s): Attributed to Brygos Painter (Greek (Attic), active about 490 - 470 B.C.). Culture: Greek (Attic). Place(s): Athens, Greece (Place created). Date: about 490 B.C. Medium: Terracotta.


Gladiators would fight in a big stadium. The better ones would have more armor and better weapons, usually. What they would do, is basically fight to the death. The winner would received a prize. The crowd would go wild at these events, edging on the gladiators.


Evidence for the wheelbarrow in Ancient Rome and Greece farming and mining is absent, it is believed that wheelbarrows were not uncommon on Greek construction sites for carrying light loads.

In Ancient Greece, the government was a democracy, or a system of government that is ruled by the people. Greece was only a democracy for 2 centuries. The end of Greek democracy was when Pericles became the leader of Greece. Greece became an aristocracy.