Would you rather have lived in Sparta or in Athens during the classical period (5th and 4th century BCE)

Would you rather have lived in Sparta or in Athens during the classical period

Would you rather have lived in Sparta or in Athens during the classical period(5th and 4th century BCE)? Explain your answer using historical evidence from both

societies.

Essay Format

I. Introduction

a.    Opening sentence that gets the reader’s attention

b.    thesis statement: this is your argument in a nutshell! State your position.

c.    give  an  indication  of  the  sources/examples  you  will  use  to  back  up  your  thesis statement.

d.    Example:

i.   In  the  5th century  BCE,  Athens  and  Sparta  developed  rival  city-states

whose  different  cultures  continue  to  influence  our  understanding  of

western civilization. I would rather have lived in Sparta at the end of the

5th century BCE because it [example X, example Y, example Z]. This is

evident in Thucydides’

History of the Peloponnesian War

and in the way

that Lycurgus depicts Spartan social and military life.

II.

Body (minimum 3 lengthy paragraphs – go for more if you can/if you need to)

a.    paragraph 1

i.   Topic  sentence  –  a  “mini”  argument  that  tells  the  reader  what  the

paragraph is about.

ii.   explain with evidence

b.    paragraph 2

i.   Topic sentence

ii.   evidence

c.    paragraph 3

i.   Topic Sentence

ii.   evidence

III. Conclusion: reiterates your argument referencing the evidence used in the body of the

paper.

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