Athens and Spartan Economy

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  • We can't farm so lets trade
  • Lets buy at the Agora
  • Coins are easier to trade with
  • Athens economy was based on trade because the land didn't provide enough food for the city.
  • Lets farm and conquer other people
  • Athens also bought and sold goods at the Agora. Many people bought lettece, onions, olive oil and wine but sandals and jewery were th most impoetant.
  • Lets use iron
  • Athens developed their own coins made of gold, silver, and bronze to make it easier to trade with other city-states
  • GO to work Perioikoi
  • While the Athen economy depended on trade, Sparta's economy depended and relied on farming and conquering other people.
  • Spartan leaders decided to use iron as money to make it harder to steal.
  • Spartans used noncititzens call perioikoi to serve in the army when needed and made shoes, red clocks, iron tools, and pottery.
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