Guide to Greek City States
Athens
Home of democracy and philosophy, patron goddess is
Athena
Sikyon
Known for its arts, especially sculpture, this is also the
place where Prometheus reportedly endowed mortals
with fire, oldest city-state,
Corinth
City-state known for its wealth, especially in mercantile
trades
Sparta
The warrior city-state, its slaves imported from
conquered lands outnumbered its citizens, the most
powerful military force in Greece, kingdom of Menelaus
Thebes
Known for its athletics, later became the city-state to
defeat Sparta, long after it was conquered by Sparta.  
Argos
Introduced coinage to Greek society, also the system of
weights and measures, birthplace of ancient
mathematics, this is Hera's favorite city
Mycenae
Kingdom of Agamemnon, often times called the
birthplace of heroes.
Delphi
Important religious and cultural center, this was the home
of the Greek Oracle, who served Apollo
Olympia
Home of the great athletic games, The Olympics