the most thinly populated of states, was evidently the most powerful and most celebrated city in Greece; and I fell to wondering how this could have happened. The manner in which this occurs seems also to be a subtle jab at democracy. Unfortunately, when we get down to the particulars there are some gaps in our knowledge. .
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Comparing Spartans and Athens, Lycurgus and His Impact on Spartan Society,
Both the Apology and Memorabilia defend Socrates character and teachings. Xenophon of Athens ( /znfn, -fn/ ; Greek :, Ancient Greek: ksenopn, Xenophn ;. Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers. Rise of City-States: Athens and Sparta. Although empire emerges in this case, this is also a sequence of events associated with democracy.
Athenians were noted architects and builders while Spartans were famous soldiers. This was displayed in how children from both cities were brought up at the time. Xenophons affinity for the Spartans is clear in the Constitution of the Spartans, as well as his penchant for oligarchy. Sparta vs Athens, when discussing the greatness of ancient civilizations, its impossible not to toss Greece into the mix.
The Historical Construction of Parthenon in Athens, A Character Analysis of Sprtacus in Spartacus,