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Separated by a few Meters For thousands of years, the world has been amazed by the feats and accomplishments of two great civilizations that disappeared, only leaving fragments of their existence for the rest of modern society to ponder. Only separated by the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 1,599km or 994mi, both the countries of Egypt and Greece were once the heavyweight champions of their era. Although they reside on different continents, these civilizations are more similar than what history may portray them to be. Each civilization holds similar foundations. Egypt and Greece were ahead of their time by giving birth to an evolving society that represented greater gender equality and independence, in a time where it was uncommon in …show more content…
The Spartans also took part in the practice of freedom and independence involving women. However they commenced by taking it a step further, this was acknowledged in an article from, an informative historical database, Spartan women states, "While the job of a Spartan man was to become a good soldier, the job of a woman was to produce good soldiers… [According to the] founder of Sparta's constitution, Lycurgus…[stated] that for women to bear strong children... [They] were to be educated and engage in vigorous athletic training just as men did, and those strong women [that could endure] would then bear strong children". As adults, women were, also free to control property and be creative as well as continue to share the same beliefs as their society to become stronger warriors. The whole purpose of Spartan society and culture was that the youth were strong, which would lead to a strong nation in return. Spartan children were drastically different from neighboring Greek city-states and themselves. The boys went to military school and learned training techniques, whereas the girls received the same training along with an impressive educational background of poetry, art, singing, mythology, and philosophy. The experiences they encountered as independent women made them the anomaly in the Ancient Greek …show more content…
Both of these ancient civilizations were of polytheistic and could select whom to pray to, from an array of gods for numerous reasons. In both cultures, they relied on the gods to explain natural phenomena and why things in the world, were the way they were. Both equally depended on the gods' good intentions to acquire what they desired. In their individual religions, they both believed that there was a hierarchy between the gods, with a central core or a primary faction of gods and goddess that controlled and ruled everything- including humans and lower gods alike. In Egyptian mythology, entities were not just objects; they were much more they represented gods. The sun was the Falcon god Ra, the Nile River was the god Hapy, and the air was the god Shu. Furthermore, in Greek mythology, entities were not just simple objects either: lightning represented the wrath of Zeus, and the moon represented the beauty of the goddess Artemis, with the Sun representing healing from her twin brother Apollo. In each society, their gods ruled over some form of dominion- either physical or non-physical. Regarding the darkest dominion the underworld, where the dead resides, the god Hades is ruler to the Greeks. However, to Egyptians, Anubis is the god of the dead. Simultaneously, both have their own creation story of the world or how the gods became the way, they are. In

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