The main purpose of education was to prepare for peace and war. all schools were very small private schools. They learned the basics of reading, writing and math. They learned to play instruments and studied poetry. they learned athetic training to stay in shape. Some schools were called Gymnasia.
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All boys began limtary training at age 18. Training would include a 2 year post.It had the strongest Navy in Greece and second strongest Army.
They created the government of Democracy where it was ruled by the people. It practiced a politcal system of legislation and executive bills. Only male citizens whose parents were bon in Athens could vote.
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