Abby Mudter and Rachel Scott
Rachel Scott- I am years old, my birthday is September 6th, 1996, and i like to play volleyball and lacrosse, and be with friends!
Abby Mudter- I was born in Nashville, and went to Harding Academy last year, my birthday is January 11, 1996... i play tennis, and cheer for basketball

I think that Ensworth is alot like Corinth instead of Sparta in the way that Corinth had really pretty artwork and Ensworth has some pretty awesome artists too. We really value our artwork! it also reminds me of Ensworth in the way that in Corinth they had to attend school from the ages 7-14, whereas in Sparta, they had to jump right into military training. Another thing is that Corinth was smaller than Sparta, and Ensworth is a fairly small school, but not too small or too large, that was how Corinth was too. It was big enough to have a good trading name and it was famous for it because of the isthmus, and i think Ensworth is not that big but we are known for a lot of things that make our school special like athletics, arts, and academics!
a picture of ancient Sparta
a map of Sparta.

Government- This city state was governed by two kings that were directed by a council of elders, along with a Spartan Assembly that could agree on or reject the council's decisions. The story of Sparta's establishment says that the statesman Lycurgus of Sparta laid the foundation by making the nation's constitution in the ninth century B.C. In a Spartan society, there was no aristocracy, or wealth classes to separate the people. The citizens were all called Equals, and soldiers trained together.

Religion- The Spartans were an exception with Greek religious practice. They highly believed in Gods and Goddesses- honored things of the Gods more than how they were well off- they weren't selfish and they wanted to worship their God. But they were really superstitious- they were scared of bad things happening. In 490 they did not go to the Battle of Marathon because the phase of the moon was though of as bad luck. Also, they did not send a whole unit of their army to Thermopylae because they were celebrating the Carneia festival. Overall, they thought highly of their gods and went to great lengths to worship.

Economy- The Dorians, or invaders that were responsible for major changes in economy for the city-states, moved in to Sparta eventually. In Sparta, they did not make themselves or think of themselves any higher of which the Spartans were. In other words, there was not social classes, but people were richer and poorer than others, they just did not publically show it. One major economic thing that the Dorians did was stabilize Fuedalism in Greece, which led into the

Art & Architecture- Spartan homes and their design was very simple and hands-on. They also did not have very many public buildings and monuments.

Science & Tech- During the Archaic period (700-480 BC) of ancient Greece, they did not have very good technology with weapons.During the Peloponnesian War, Sparta attacked an important city and used the first machinery in Greek history. After the Peloponnesian War, greek engineers began making artillery weapons that could launch missiles.

Education- The sons of Sparta were not able to be taught under purchased tutors, nor could a father train his son as he wanted. When they went into training at seven, the boy who was best in judgement and the most courageous when it came to fighting, was made the captain of his unit. Everyone had to obey his orders. When it came to reading and writing, they did not do much of it- only enough to know what they needed to know. The rest of their education was planned to make them obedient, tough, and good in battle.

Social/Cultural values- When a Spartan baby was born, they were looked over. If they were weak they were left to die in the hills. Instead of a mom, baby boys were taken care of by a nurse. All men were supposed to join the army starting at seven years old, they began their training then until they decided to retire. The training was very tough, there was not much to eat, they went barefoot to make them tough, and they had to obey. Although girls did not become soldiers they were expected to deliver healthy sons. They were still trained physically. To the Spartans marriage was very important. Marriage was mainly so that the women would have children.

5-10 facts:
  • Sparta was the only Greek state that was not in the League of Corinth because Philip II of Macedonia had declared a state that Sparta wanted to control independent.
  • In Greek mythology the other god that wanted Athens to be named after him was Poseidon.
  • The Spartan general that led the 300 soldiers into the Battle of Thermopylae
  • There is a Spartan assembly of males over 30 years of age called the appella
  • The Greek word "polis" means city-state

Bibliography/ Works Cited-
"Sparta." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 30 Sept. 2010. <>
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Cartledge, Paul. The Spartans. New York : Vintage Books, 2002. Print.
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C o r i n t h

a fountain in corinth
A map of the surroundings in Corinth

Government- Corinth was ruled by an oligarchy called the Bacchiadea. The oligarchy ended when Cypselus declared himself as a tyrant in 657. The tyranny was strong until 585 when the oligarchy was restored.

Religion- After Julius Caesar made it a Roman colony in 44 B.C. and the impact from St. Paul's visit in the first century A.D., Corinth was the Greek center for Christianity, St. Paul founded a church in Corinth.

Economy- Because it is located on the isthmus that connects southern and central Greece, it was the center of trading in the Aegean world. The isthmus is located between the Saronic Gulf and the Gulf of Corinth. By 750 B.C, Corinth was the richest city in Ancient Greece, and kept that title for a very long period of time; 1,000 years. This eventually led to the Peloponnesian War, against Athens because of commercial and political reasons.

Art and Architecture- Famous for having beautiful artwork with bronze and clay, for its naval architects.

Science and Tech- Corinth didnt really have any technology, or have any real science in their soceity. There were many people with a lot of knowledge though!

Education- When Corinthians were children they were taught at home. Then from 7-14 they attended a day school were they learned stuff from poetry to public speaking.

Social/Cultural Values- Corinthians held a national festival every other year called the Isthmian Games to honor their main God, Posiedon.

Facts- 1.)Emperor Augustus made Corinth capital of Achaea, a Roman province.
Major transportation center trading in olives, tobacco, raisins, and wine.
Rebuilt after an earthquake in 1828.
It formerly was known as New Corinth.
Old Corinth is now a village.

Bibliography/ Works Cited-
"Ruins at Corinth." Image. Shutterstock. World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 3 Oct. 2010. <>
"Corinth." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 3 Oct. 2010. <>
"Corinth." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2010. Web. 3 Oct. 2010
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