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Chapter 11, Lesson 4, A Tale of Two City-States (pp. 351-357)

I. Sparta and Athens

II. Education in Sparta and Athens

    A. Spartan education focuses on physical skills and military training and began at an early age.

    B. Wealthy Athenian education included reading, writing, arithmetic, poetry, music, and dance, as well as athletics.

    C. In both city-states, formal education was reserved for boys.

III. Allies Against Persia

    A. Although quite different, Athens and Sparta joined to fight against Persia.

    B. After several losses, the Greeks finally defeated the Persians at sea, and a year later, on land.

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