I debated on whether to do Athens and Sparta rather than Greece or not and decided ultimately to do so. They're not just cities, they're city-STATES. They had radically different ideas about education that I think would be hard to represent with Greece herself.
That's not a laptop, that's a wax tablet. XD;School in Athens
Compared to the rest of Greece, Athens had such a high esteem for education that it was known as "the school of Hellas (Greece)". Even poor families could afford to send their sons to school. Boys were expected to receive a well rounded education to prepare them for life as full-fledged voting citizens of Athens. Reading, writing and arithmetic were standard, with any subject the teacher had knowledge of in addition such as science, art, or music. It was also expected that the student be able to recite Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Classes would be taken to the gymnasium to exercise in the afternoons, living up to the Athenian saying "a sound mind in a sound body". Back to School SeriesSumerAkkadAssyria and BabyloniaPersiaEgyptSpartaRomeMayaAztecInca