Welcome to The Ancient Greeks podcast series by Cambridge For Kids. This eighth episode looks at Athens and Sparta. The Athenians, skilled traders with a well-rounded society, they valued art, culture and democracy. The Spartans, experts in warfare valued strength, the monarchy and were suspicious of outsiders. They were once allies, but these powerful Greek city-states would become fierce enemies igniting a bloody civil war that ripped ancient Greece apart. In this episode, you will learn about their many differences. How they were governed. The differences in education and why they became bitter enemies.
Written and Narrated by Cambridge University Archaeologist: Matthew John Brooks