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Legal code developed by Draco
Everyone, no matter how rich or poor you are, is equal under the law.
Criminals were punished harshly (death)
Upheld practices such as debt slavery
Democratic reforms of Solon
No citizen should own other citizens
Created 4 social classes; only top 3 classes could hold political office
Any citizen could participate in the public assembly
Any citizen could bring charges against wrongdoers
Democratic reforms of Cleisthenes
Broke up power of nobility by organized citizens based on where they live
Increased power of the assembly by allowing all citizens to submit laws for debate and passage
Created council of 500 which proposed laws in the assembly
Created limited government
Who was considered a citizen?
Adult male property owners
Education system in athens
Mainly sons of rich families received formal education
Studied reading, grammar, poetry, history, mathematics, logic, public speaking and music
participated in daily activities
Educated by females at home
learned child-rearing, weaving cloth, preparing meals, managing the household, and other skills that helped them become good wives and mothers.
What government did the spartans create?
Spartan military training
Sparta has the most powerful army in Greece. What did they discourage? What did they encourage?