The Job of the Council of 500 was to run the day to day basis of the government
Each year, the names of all Free Athenian-born men 30 years of age or older were collected
However we didn't have much power
The Council of Elders consisted of two kings and 28 other men
The Council of Elders held the real power in Sparta. It prepared laws for the Assembly to vote on and had the power to stop any laws passed by the Assembly that council members opposed.
This is the Council of Elders
To be elected to the Council of Elders, men had to be at least 60 years old and from a noble family.
here in Athens we trade to get the things we need usually we trade out honey, olive oil, silver, and beautifully painted pottery.
in Athens we use golden coins with an Owl stamped on one side as currency (or money)
the land around Athens was not good for farming so we had to trade.
in Sparta we use conquest to get the resources we can't grow ourselves
in Sparta we use heavy iron bars as our currency (or money)
boys went to school until about the age of 14. Instructors taught reading, writing, arithmetic, and literature. Because books were rare and very expensive, students had to read subjects out loud and memorize everything.
Athenians believed that a good citizen should have both an intelligent mind and a healthy body. Therefore, book learning and physical training were equally important.