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Athens is better than Sparta

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Started: 10/25/2013 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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assassinator

Pro

I Strongly believe that Athens is better Sparta because in athens we have philosophy, art, architecture, sculpture, mathematicians, astronomers, technology, physicians and we have a better form of government like the ones used today... what do spartans have? Nothing but soldiers, and not much soldiers, babies that looked week? death awaits them in sparta, if someone like stephen hawkings was there, he would be killed right away, that is first degree act of murder.
Thank you for reading, I will calmly await for your answer.
gabbsmcswaggin

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Sparta created some of the best solders in history, and effectively used them to beat Athens. What's the point of all that culture if you cant defend yourself? And if you look at the art of Athens before the peloponnesian war its very prideful, it shows man as perfect. After the art is very sad and mostly symbolizes defeat. And most of this culture only happened during Athens golden age which ended when they lost to Sparta. Clearly Sparta is superior.

Also the majority of Athens philosophy was to justify there slavery. Slavery was huge in Athens.
"slavery was at the root of these philosophical elements of Greek society."
http://h2g2.com...

"Of the 250,000 to 300,000 people in Athens (at its biggest), between a quarter and a third of them were slaves. Some slaves were captured in wars. Others were born slaves. "
http://www.bbc.co.uk...



Athens art before shows victory and glory.
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After the war with Sparta it shows defeat and shame.
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Debate Round No. 1
assassinator

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gabbsmcswaggin

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Debate Round No. 2
assassinator

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gabbsmcswaggin

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so far my opponet has failed to rebut any of my points that is why i believe you should vote pro
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by gabbsmcswaggin 3 years ago
gabbsmcswaggin
Haha sorry im used to being pro other than that my arguments were better though
Posted by assassinator 3 years ago
assassinator
As you said in the last debate pro should win, i completely agree with you VOTE PRO
Posted by Subutai 3 years ago
Subutai
Define "better". I mean, Sparta beat Athens.
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