Women in Athens and Sparta

Create a list or diagram that compares and contrasts the lives of women in Athens to the lives of women in Sparta. You must list at least FIVE ways in which each is unique and THREE similarities.

Then, answer the following questions:

  1. What qualities/traits did the Athenians value?
  2. What qualities/traits did the Spartans value?
  3. What was the most unusual or surprising Spartan practice?
  4. If you were a woman in ancient Greece, which city would you prefer to live in? Which social class would you prefer? Why?

Your responses need to be in complete sentences, preferably in short paragraphs or essay form.