The Importance Of Citizenship In Ancient Greece

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The most important things to a person in a society are ways to be able to identify themselves. These are done by the way of name, language, culture, and religion. This helps to create the language that they speak and the culture of which they live in. In returning starting to lead to the need of being apart of something bigger and something to be proud of like a country, city or state. For people living in Ancient Greece, gaining citizen would be a process that when looked at one can see how the process has impacted how citizenship is gained today. The general idea of citizenship is that it is mostly gained by a person place of birth and/or a place that they have confirmed a long time place of stay. But a government needs to establish that…show more content…
For Spartans the focus seemed to be very heavy on military combat and not much teaching in other concepts of life. For when a boys turned seven years old he would begin his military training and entered the Agoge system. These system was designed to encourage discipline and physical training , and the importance of the Spartan state. They were feed just enough food so that they never became sluggish from being full, while giving them the idea of what was enough [6]. Some may say that this was done to insure that when the males turned 20 that they would be prepared to one day engage in combat or viewed as a form of abuse to their young boys. But as most know Sparta was a military based society and such actions, laws, and cultural aspects were all based upon making sure that stated a military power. Athens on the other hand, were more balanced in their views of how to educate a child. In the early years, Athenian children were home schooled by way of a master or pedogogue. They learned basic morals until they were the age of seven. Then they were taught how to read, write, count, and draw. Children were taught letters, syllables, words, and sentence. Each learned in that exact order of they were just listed. Reading and writing were however, taught at the same time. Then when the child was ready to read entire works they would usually be given poetry which they had to memorize and recite

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