The Athenians were all about education. They tought math, literature, drama, public speaking, and even how to play the lyre! They enter school at age 7, and go to educational school for 9 years and the go to military school for 11 years. They learned about architecture, agriculture, government.
If you are an Athenian, you are big rivals with the Spartans, and will play fairly but want to beat the Spartans especially.