Ashley Slay and Brittany Smith

Ensworth v.s. Thebes

Well I think Thebes is some what like Ensworth. Some of the similarities between Thebes and ensworth is that they both value there artwork. Another kind of obvious similarity is that they both had founders. something that makes me hesitate on my thinking that ensworth is like Thebes is that Thebes fought a lot with other city-states. we don't fight. I think that ensworth is Somewhat democratic because the authority listens to the voice of the students. Both of the land areas are pretty, ensworth has a gorgeous campus and Thebes was such a beautiful land area. so in conclusion there are more similarities then differences so i believe ensworth is like Thebes to a certain extent.
A nice fertile area in Thebes

  • Government: democratic
  • Religion: They are a polytheistic society. Some of them were philosophers also.

  • Economy: they made most of there money trading silk with other countries
  • Art and Architecture: They built many columns and beautiful art work because there belief in religion is very strict. There architecture was like that of there neighbors, they used the Doric, ionic, and Corinthian method.
  • Science and Technology:I think they contributed in a lot of mathematics and English i suppose with all the readings from philosophers.
  • Education: I suppose that they educated there youth and themselves in philosophy.
  • Social/cultural values:Well if you look at the Grecian artwork you can tell that they valued there artwork.
  • Lingering questions:
~In the book I was reading, The Rise of the Greeks, they said that cylinder-seals have been found at Thebes. What exactly is a cylinder-seal.
~How did there government differ from all of Grecian government? did it differ at all?
  • 10 facts:
~The founder was Cadmus.
~Thebes was the head of the confederacy of cities known as the boaeation league.
~They helped the persians invade Greece. Thebes was the most hated city in Greece.
~They fought often with Athens.
~The most important war for them was the peloponesian war.
~Macedonia deafted Greece in 338 B.C.
~Thebes was rebuilt in 316 B.C.
~Thebes was the birth place of the most famous hero in greacian history, Hercules.
~Thebes and Sparta were allies, but then they became enimes.
  • Bibliography:
~The Rise of the Greeks, Michael Grant Piper, Linda J. "Thebes." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2010. Web. 1 Oct. 2010.
~Felson, Nancy. "Hercules." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2010. Web. 1 Oct. 2010.
~"Thebes." World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 1 Oct. 2010.
Thebes, Greece
a little bit of grecian humor :)


-Government: two kings ruled Sparta.

-Religion: In Sparta, religion was a way to bring the community together. The mythical twins Spartan heroes the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux were very important to the Spartans. They also worshipped other gods as well.

-Economy: Sparta’s economy was based off three classes of society Spartans, Perioci, and Helots. Sparta didn’t have a coin system.

-Art and Architecture: Sparta was known for its music and dance.

-Science and Technology: studied Eugenics, the study of or belief in, the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population.

-Education: children were raised to be “Spartan”, taught to get along with almost nothing. Boys were taken at age seven and trained in the art of warfare. Girls were educated at aged seven in reading and writing, gymnastics, athletics, and survival skills.

-Social/Cultural Values: had militaristic values.

-Questions: In the book, The Rise of the Greeks, it said the capital was the most powerful city-state. How powerful was the capital?

-10 facts: The Spartans took over Messenia in the 8th and 7th centuries.
: The heartland of the Spartans is very rich in the Eurotas valley
and very wild in the mountains.
: Sparta is also called Lacedaemon
: The capital is Laconia
: At one point the capital was the most powerful city-state of
Ancient Greece.
: Sparta was located on the bank of the Eurotas River.
: Dorian was the ruling class of Sparta.
:a city occupying the central finger of Peloponnese
-Bibliography: See A. H. M. Jones, Sparta (1967); J. Lazenby, The Spartan Army (1985); P. Cartledge, Agesilaos and the Crisis of Sparta (1987).

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