"Sparta" Essays and Research Papers


Ridge Spartan Art and Culture Spartan sculptors were active in pan-European sites such as Delphi and Olympia.Pausanias, traveling through Sparta in the second century AD, recorded hundreds of significant buildings – temples, monuments, tombs, and public buildings – that were part and parcel of Spartan art and culture. According to contemporary sources, Sparta was particularly renowned for its music and dance. Spartan bronze works were coveted as gifts and imports. Spartan poets were admired throughout...

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society of no other than Sparta. (2nd SLIDE TURN) We can see here the representation of the stereotypical ideal of a Spartan. But what grants this nation this profound ideal of strength, who are they? And more importantly what truly is Sparta? To understand the depths of time one must start from the beginning. The Greek mythology behind Sparta told that the founder of the city was Lacedaemon, a son of Zeus, who gave his name to the region and his wife’s name to the city. Sparta, also known as Lacedaemon...

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The Decline of Sparta in 371BC Sparta has been famous since antiquity for her military strength; indeed, it was believed by most Greeks that if Sparta rose against Attica, Athens would not be able to hold out for more than three years before surrendering. So, if Sparta was considered one of the strongest players in the classical world, why would she fall? The numbers of Spartiates have long been suggested as the main contributing factor in her decline. According to Plutarch, at the Battle of Leuctra...

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Athens and Sparta

Comparing and Contrasting Classical Athens and Sparta The classical Greek civilizations of Athens and Sparta showed some similarities, yet also showed a large number of differences. For example, these city-states had completely different views about women and their rules on female freedoms show this. Athenian women, like most of the women in other Greek city-states, were considered to be useful only for child-bearing and domestic jobs. Sparta, however, was the oddball out, giving the women of...

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Sparta and Athens

Was Sparta a better place than Athens? Spartans is known for its military training while Athens lives in world of luxury. Each state has its own good or bad and you can’t say something is better at everything than another one. First of all, children are mistreated in Sparta like going to military training at the age of seven and killing “weak” babies. Who said they didn’t have the potential to become the next Plato. In order to have a pure race Spartans started to kill the babies who look “weak”...

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Athens and Sparta

The Growth of Athens and Sparta What is a city-state? * A political system consisting of an independent city with sovereignity (the ultimate authority in the decision-making) over a fixed surrounding area for which it served as leader of religious, political, economic, and cultural life. * They had developed when earlier tribal systems broke down and splintered groups established themselves as independent nuclei c. 1000–800 B.C. Factors leading to the rise of Greek city-states * The...

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Sparta Speech

love the light of dawn.” This is a quote taken from ancient Spartan society that was said to the young men who were in the process of becoming soldiers. While Sparta is most popularly known as a warrior society, it had many other characteristics that made it revered. No other civilization during the Classical Era can be compared to that of Sparta. Sparta’s legendary warriors, women, and politics made it a true iconic civilization during that time period. Of course, the main topic for discussion...

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Government in Sparta

Government in Ancient Sparta Supposedly formed by Lycurgus, the government in Sparta is very unique in that it is an Oligarchy; combining monarchy, aristocracy and democracy. The reason for this is that few people actually ruled Sparta, and their power or time in office was limited to avoid corruption. There were two kings to keep a check on one another, there were 28 members of the Gerousia – a council of elders that included the two kings, five ephors who held in their hands the highest of...

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The Warriors of Ancient Sparta

The Warriors of Ancient Sparta Sparta, also known as Lacedaemon, was an ancient Greek city-state located primarily in the present-day region of southern Greece called Laconia. Life was very different in ancient Sparta than it was in the rest of ancient Greek city-states. The Spartans were proud, fierce, capable warriors. No great works of art came out of Sparta. But the Spartans, both men and women, were tough, and the Greeks admired strength. The population of Sparta consisted of three main groups:...

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Athens vs Sparta 4

overwhelming strengths and overcoming its weaknesses. Sparta made excellent use of its three main strengths--its army, its allies, and its oligarchic system of government--in its war with Athens, and gradually overcame its most critical Achilles heel--its navy. In themselves, however, Sparta's actions would not have been sufficient for victory had the Athenians followed the strategy laid out by Pericles. First, I will look at one of the strengths of Sparta, which is its powerful military, the only professional...

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Athens vs. Sparta

Palawasta Athens vs. Sparta Persuasive Research Paper Henry/Lih- LA/SS- Per. 3/7 Due: 3/22/13 Envision a world where the people are ravenous and yearning for any remnant of food they could obtain, where the society is overrun and no one has a free say. This is the type of society the ancient Spartans would have lived like unlike the ancient Athenians. The Athenians lived a far more diverse life if compared to Sparta. Ancient Athens was better to live in than ancient Sparta due to its efficient...

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Athens vs Sparta

in ancient Athens or ancient Sparta which, would you choose? While one stands for democracy, the other stands for war. Surely having been raised in America, one is more likely to side immediately with the most democratic one. However, not everyone was equal in Athens. Also, although Sparta was almost entirely focused on war, one half of the population was not completely alienated by the other. Athens and Sparta had completely opposite ways of living. Although Sparta and Athens are in the same modern...

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Sparta: Uncultured Discipline

Sparta: Uncultured Discipline The Spartans were the most formidable warriors in all of history. They dedicated their entire lives to warfare. They were taught to endure cold, hunger, pain, their courage on the battlefield was second to none. The Spartan code was to fight hard, follow orders without question and to die rather then retreat or surrender. To achieve all this, Sparta sacrificed everything; the arts, culture, and other things that make life worth while. I believe the price was to high...

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Athens vs. Sparta

Athens Vs. Sparta Throughout the ancient world there were two dominating empires. (S) The Athenian City (polis) and the Spartan empire. These two cities were both powerful and famous but significantly different. However, the city of Athens was by far a much more influential and powerful city-state in comparison to Sparta. Although both the city-states had their own strengths such as their government, social structure and their military tactics, Athens was a pivotal city that still to this day...

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Women In Athens and Sparta

Women in Athens and Sparta “Men are free to roam outside, but the women must stay inside.” (Unknown Athenian), this was true for most of human history, and Ancient Athens was no different. However in Ancient Sparta it was much different from the rest of Greece, and for that matter a majority of civilizations. Usually when people think of Athens they think of the Golden Age of Athens (480-322 B.C.) and think that men and women are prospering throughout Attica and it was more like the Roaring 20s...

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Development of Athens and Sparta

Sparta was originally made up of four small villages in Laconia, an area in the southwestern Peloponnesus, until 730 B.C., which is when Sparta began to take over Messenia. Laconians either became periokoi, a name for free people who were not citizens and who were required to pay taxes and perform military service for Sparta, or helots, who were forced to work on farms and as servants of the Spartans. The Messenians became helots by the 7th century, when Sparta took full control of Messenia. ...

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Athens and Sparta Comparison

Athens and Sparta Athens and Sparta were the two largest Greek city-states of the Ancient world. They were the biggest of rivals, two towering cities at their peak, the most influential cultural, military, and trade powers of western civilization in the first millennium B.C. They are sharply contrasting yet strikingly similar, setting the stage for the Peloponnesian War. Their differences were the effect of geographical isolation but they began with the same base of ideas on which to build. ...

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Women of Sparta and Athens

In Sparta, women were more valued and respected by men, so the men were willing to give them more rights and opportunities to make their own decisions. In Athens, men had a more traditional view on women and believed that they shouldn’t belong in society; so therefore, men primarily monitored the women actions. Sparta lies in the Peloponnesus, in the south. The Spartans set up a brutal and strict system of control. Assemblies made up by male citizens approved the major decisions in Sparta. Since...

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Comparison of Men and Women of Athens and Sparta

and women in Athens & Sparta When comparing power levels and women’s rights, Sparta was a leader in its time. Athens and Sparta, though both Greek city-states were different in the way they operated. More specifically, Sparta was different in the way that they treated their women. Athenian woman were treated quite appallingly compared to the standards of today’s women. The stem of this difference seems to lie in how these two city-states were governed. Sparta, known for its’ militaristic...

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Women in Athens & Sparta

Women in Ancient Sparta & Athens By: Tony Knuth 12/9/09 Historians have spent a long time attempting to establish what exactly life was like for women in ancient Greece. Like all studies of ancient Greece, they focus primarily on the two most powerful city-states in the Hellenic world, Athens and Sparta. Since the majority of the primary documents deal with these two cities, historians are only able to decipher a fragmentary view of what life was actually like for the entirety of society...

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Real Sparta VS Movie 300

Joshua Paul Mr. Zlotin Global History And Geography I 14 January 2014 Real Sparta Vs. 300 Sparta “THIS IS SPARTA”, a famous quote from the Hollywood movie 300 (2006), is this movie by Zack Snyder true to what really happen? Sparta was a city-state in south west of Ancient Greece with a strict set of eugenics. Sparta was one of the two biggest and strongest city-states and is considered to have the strongest Army of its time. Persia was the super power of its time, it had expanding borders...

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Notes of Sparta and Athens compare and contrast

Notes of Comparing and Contrasting Athens and Sparta: By Jasper 7-3 The Greeks: Cleisthenes: Nobleman, Born in 570 B.C. Life expectancy was 15 years old. Other Greeks feared Spartans。The mythical stories of heroes influenced Cleisthenes. The 2 main stories were by Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey. There was a big change in the mid 6 BC century. A person and a tall girl went to Athens and said the tall girl was Athena and she said he has to be king. After few days, people didn’t like his ruling...

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Sparta vs Athens

existed, democracy and oligarchy. The city-states of Athens and Sparta are the best representatives of democracy and oligarchy, respectively. The focus of the times was directed towards military capabilities, while the Athenians were more interested in comfort and culture. It was the oligarchy in Sparta that put a war-like attitude as its first priority and best met the needs of Ancient Greece. These factors empowered Sparta and led to Sparta Vs Athens In Ancient Greece there were two different major...

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Argumentative Essay Sparta Vs Athens

Argumentative Essay Sparta vs. Athens Sparta and Athens were two Greek city-states. Geographically, they are very close to one another, but each had their different views on beliefs, values, life styles, and culture. The Spartans were always preparing themselves for battle and war. They developed “a militaristic society ruled by two kings and an oligarchy, or a small group that exercised political control” (ushistory.org). The Athenians, however, were a city-state that was known for its significant...

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The Women of Sparta

Sparta was cut off from the rest of Greece by high mountains and wild country sides, there for Spartans developed their own ideas of society and government. A domineering society that focused upon its military strength, Sparta did not allow its citizens the lenient lifestyle of Athenians. The ideology of Sparta was oriented around the state. The individual lived (and died) for the state. Their lives were designed to serve the state from their beginning to the age of sixty. Women's lives were...

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The True Cause of Conflict Between Athens and Sparta

the surrounding area. Athens with a democratic rule expanded by using the surrounding waterways for trade and developing a great navy. Sparta with an oligarchic rule settled in by developing a thriving agriculture community and a land based army. The balance of power leans towards Sparta and her allies. Sparta already feared Athens’ growing power. Therefore, Sparta needed to check Athens’ control of the region. The need to keep a balance of power is the main reason of the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides...

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Ancient Sparta and Athens Comparison + Contrast: Women

nationalities, it is always certain that differences will be apparent. But, in my opinion, no two females from different nationalities contrast as well as those from Sparta and Athens. They seem very similar at a first glance, but, when digging deep into the pages of history; we see that this couldn't be more to the contrary. In both Sparta and Athens, the woman's place was in the home – but, not in the same capacity. In Athens, it was the proper etiquette for a woman to be submissive and obedient....

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Sparta and Ancient Rome

daily life in Sparta. Be detailed in your descriptions (government; rules of citizenship; slavery; military aims/objectives/practices/philosophies; trade with other city-states; rights/roles of women and children) Miscellaneous Men- When these kids are 18,they had to go out and steal their food. If they got caught, it would result in harsh punishment, including being slaved. This concept was practiced so that a soldier will contain stealth and cunning abilities. At age 20, Sparta men had to pass...

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Explain What the Marriage Customs Reveal About the Attitudes Towards Women in Sparta

EXPLAIN WHAT THE MARRIAGE CUSTOMS REVEAL ABOUT ATTITUDES TOWARDS WOMEN IN SPARTA The marriage customs of Ancient Sparta reveal a great amount of information about the attitudes towards women. The attitudes towards women in Sparta played a big role in distinguishing Sparta from the other city-states of Greece. Ancient Sparta was set in the time period when men ruled women, which is a great point as Spartan women had the most rights and they were the closest to ‘equal’ with men in Greece. Men treated...

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"Sparta: Historically Unique" -explains lifestyle/social structure/government of Spartans -explains why Sparta is unique -Bibliography and incorrect in-text citation included (should be fixed)

city-state of Sparta. Very few city-states of ancient Greece were able to rival the Spartan people. Their unique government, social structure, and way of life made them a viable force in the ancient world. It is for these reasons that Sparta has gone down in history as one of the most uniquely structured powers in world history, one that is observed by modern intellectuals and politicians, being used as a model for present day militaries and governments. One of the major characteristics of Sparta that made...

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Socio-Economic and Political Conditions in Sparta and Athens After 800 B.C.E.

Socio-Economic and Political Conditions in Sparta and Athens After 800 B.C.E. Ancient Greece was in a pretty bad shape during the period from 1200 to 800 B.C.E, which is referred as the Dark Age of the Greece. Eventually, after 800 B.C.E, Greeks started expanding their empire from the Mediterranean towards east as far as the Black Sea, and towards west as far as the Atlantic Ocean. At this time, two prominent city- states named Athens and Sparta stood as two pillars in the Greek history. Although...

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 SPARTA THE LAND OF WARRIORS The Spartan City State formed what is probably the most intense military in ancient history. The ancient Spartan warriors are known for their bravery, and skill. At their peak they proved themselves to be the best of the Greek warriors, the best fighting force of their time. Spartan fitness was very important even at birth, according to History.com (8 Reasons It Wasn’t Easy Being Spartan) “All Spartan infants were brought before...

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Historical Sources for Sparta

ANCIENT HISTORY: SPARTA HISTORICAL SOURCES. Geographical Setting: Written Sources: “whose fertility is greater than words can express” (Strabo) Archaeological Sources: They had access to marble, iron and bronze, this can be seen in the votive offerings left at the temple of Artemis Orthia that are made out of these items. They could hunt animals, this is supported by a depiction of Spartiates hunting a boar on Lakonian pottery. Social Structure and political organisation: Written sources: ...

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Describe the Social, Cultural and Political Features of Classical Athens and Ancient Sparta

warfare. Two powerhouses of Ancient Greece were the cities of Athens and Sparta, who led Greece in many of their endevours. Early Sparta and Athens was a building process with many ups and down of which they learnt how to run their cities. Early Sparta did not have enough land to support it's growing population, so they conquered the neighbouring state of Messinia and doubled the amount of land that they had control of. Sparta then experienced a period of great wealth and power in the Greek region...

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Athens vs. Sparta: Was War Between the Two Inevitable?

allowed the victory. With both of these great city-states located so close together in Hellas, there differences would ultimately lead to dissension. Throughout the course of this paper, I hope to explain the reasoning behind the dissension between Sparta and Athens, made war between these former allies inevitable. Whenever there is an argument or war there is always differences between both parties involved. In order to understand the causes of the Peloponnesian War, we must look at their differences...

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Ancient Authors: who was the most reliable in Ancient Sparta

has been said that Sparta had two separate histories, its own and that of its image abroad...Considering how much was written about Sparta in antiquity, it is remarkable how confused, contradictory and incomplete the picture is. Partly this is because the mirage is constantly cutting across the reality, distorting it and often concealing it altogether; and partly because the Spartans themselves were so completely silent.With respect to our knowledge of the helots in ancient Sparta, how accurate do...

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Compare And Contrast The City States Of Athens And Sparta Politically And Culturally

Compare and contrast the city-states of Athens and Sparta politically and culturally In ancient times, Greece was not a united country but rather a collection of separate city-states that were in some cases similar, in other cases different politically and culturally. The two most famous, powerful and influential city-states of that period were Athens and Sparta. Although Athens and Sparta had some cultural comparisons such as both were polytheistic societies sharing similar religious beliefs,...

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How Was Sparta Governed?

How was Sparta governed? The Spartan Government Ancient Spartan government was a complex system of intertwined elements, which affected the power control. In many ways, ancient Sparta was a communist state, with the lack of luxuries, other Grecian states enjoyed and the strict control for equality but was complicated with the almost religious need for a democratic vote. Sparta had three levels of government; the Kings’, the Gerousia, the Ephors and the Ekklesia, each having their own requirements...

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Explain the main features of the Spartan Economy. This essay explains the features of the Spartan economy in ancient sparta that contributes to their austere lifestyle

In Sparta, the economy meant two things : the system of wealth creation and the state of the countrys prosperity. The economy has four essential features, natural resources, economic objectives (military state), distribution of land and the roles of Perioikoi and Helots. These features are inter-related and work together in order to achieve the economic objective, which was to maintain a military dominance. This priority of maintaining a military state, and the ineffectiveness of some of these structures...

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Understanding Fact from Fiction Regarding Sparta in Literary Sources

Understanding Fact from Fiction Regarding Sparta in Literary Sources During most of the Archaic and Classical periods Sparta became an equally feared and dreaded state, which led to their eventual rise as the most powerful city in the Greek world. Despite the Spartans rise to power and glory it is extraordinarily difficult to write about the history of Sparta. The problem does not lie in the lack of sources but whether or not the sources can be viewed as historically accurate. When looking...

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Honors Global Studies The early city-states of Athens and Sparta both were powerful in early Grease. Although they were close geographically, the way their civilizations functioned could not be more different. Although both city-states have advantages and disadvantages, I would much rather be raised in Athens. I would prefer Athens over Sparta because it is a democracy andThe early city-states of Athens and Sparta both were powerful in early Grease. Although they were close geographically,...

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Theban Hegemony: Reasons

Theban advantages. It will draw on the format used by John Buckler2 by dividing the reasons for Thebes’ short hegemony (371-362 BC) into external factors including the weakening of Athens after the Peloponnesian war and the growing irrelevance of Sparta as a result of population decline and the inconclusive Corinthian war. This will be followed by a discussion of the factors that gave Thebes an edge including the excellent leadership of both Epaminondas and Pelopidas, military advantages such as...

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HIST 4A Midterm 2

Midterm #2 Parts 1-3 Part 1 Q 2. Athens/Sparta: ALERT: This question is not comparing Athens and Sparta First, Identify and analyze 5 components of Athens that gave it strength. Then 5 components that weakened it. Second, Identify and analyze 5 components of Sparta that gave it strength. Then 5 components that weakened it. (You probably will want to include consideration of the following aspects - political, social, economic, and cultural aspects). Third, 1 thing" you admired about Athens? 1...

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Ancient Greece Essay

 Ancient Greece Essay Athens and Sparta were two Greek city-states that shared a bitter rivalry. Geographically they are very close to each other, near the southern part of Greece, yet they were very different in their life styles, government, education etc. Regardless, both Athens and Sparta hold great historic value for the world and Greece. In this time period of Classical Greece, Sparta protected the country with it’s outstanding army while Athens stood as a symbol for art, freedom, and democracy...

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Spartan Social Structure

a. What were the geographical features of Sparta? The geographical features of Sparta were: * Mt. Taygetus * Eurotas river * Messenia b. Outline the role of the krypteia The krypteia was the secret police force of Sparta. It was run by the ephors who recruited young men and sent them out for a year to spy on the helots. The krypteia were authorised to kill helots, especially those who appeared to have the kinds of qualities that might fit them to lead a helot rebellion. c...

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300: More Fact Than Fiction

“king,” is warned by messengers from the Persian empire to kneel before Xerxes, the Persian god-king, or to see his beloved Sparta be destroyed and it’s loyal people be captured as slaves. Leonidas denies these requests as a free man who will kneel to no one. Xerxes, seeing this as a threat to his newly established empire, wages war against Leonidas his city state of Sparta. As in any story there is a traitor, which only complicates Leonidas’ determination of staying a free Greek. Abiding by Spartan...

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Causes of the Pelopenesian War

Ancient Greece during the 4th century B.C. was home to the city-states of Sparta and Athens. These two communities were the superpowers of the region during that time. The peloponnesian war between these two states evolved out of a string of events that would lead to years of conflict. When looking for a single cause of the peloponnesian war none can be found. Over time many events contributed to the eventual war between Sparta and Athens. I believe the peloponnesian war evolved because of Athenian...

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Ancient Greek Wars

off Attica, the part of Greece that surrounds the city of Athens. The Persians landed on the plain of Marathon, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Athens. When the Athenians learned of their arrival, they sent a swift runner, Pheidippides, to ask Sparta for aid, but the Spartans, who were conducting a religious festival, could not march until the moon was full. Meanwhile the small Athenian army encamped in the foothills on the edge of the Marathon Plain. The Athenian general Miltiades ordered his...

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Thermopylae and Leonidas/Politics

sons of Sparta had to brace through this schooling/training transformation to qualify for citizenship. This makes Leonidas one of the very few Spartan Kings to have ever trained under the agoge system. Leonidas' named translates to 'Son of the lion', which he apparently had proved during his time in the agoge. Sparta also believed him to be a direct descendant of Heracles (Hercules), adopting the valour and strength of one of the most notorious demi-gods in all of Greek mythology. Sparta instantly...

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Significance of Lycurgus

the two royal families in Sparta. Upon the passing of his father and older brother, Lycurgus nurtured the successor towards the throne. Due to rumours that incriminated him implying that he would attempt to kill his nephew to gain control and power Lurcurgus departed vowing only to return when his nephew bore an heir. Traveling to Crete, he carefully studied the forms of government within this island and modified different concepts to what he thought to be useful for Sparta. He also travelled to Ionia...

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Peloponnesian War and Spartan Warriors

Jacqueline Gomez The Spartans Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece, situated on the banks of the Eurotas River in Laconia, in south-eastern Peloponnese. It emerged as a political entity around the 10th century BC, when the invading Dorians subjugated the local, non-Dorian population. From 650 BC it rose to become the dominant military land-power in ancient Greece. Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the overall leader of the combined Greek forces during...

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Spartan Women

over your men?” Gorgo, the Queen of Sparta and wife of Leonidas replied, “Because we are the only women who are the mothers of men”. This quote from Gorgo shows the great prowess not only of Spartan men but of Spartan women as well. Spartan women, along with Spartan men were bred to be the pinnacle of human performance and perfection. The armies and soldiers of Sparta are still revered as the best there ever has been. Often overlooked are the women of Sparta who were just as important in crafting...

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Why War?

Athens and Sparta as allies gained independence from the Persians in 480 BC. Athens with a democratic rule expanded by using the surrounding waterways for trade and developing a great navy. Sparta with an oligarchic rule settled in by developing a thriving agriculture community and a land based army. Civil war occurs in Epidamnus with two sides, democratic and oligarchic. The democrats requested assistance from Athens. If Athens chooses to get involved, she breaks the truce with Sparta. If she...

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The Peloponnesian War

its importance and power. Sparta's Allies Earlier, Sparta had been the military leader of the Greek world. Sparta had a set of loose alliances by means of individual treaties that extended to the Peloponnese, excepting Argos and Achaea. The Spartan alliances are referred to as the Peloponnesian League. Sparta Insults Athens When Athens decided to invade Thasos, Sparta would have come to the aid of the north Aegean island, had Sparta not suffered a timely natural disaster. Athens, still bound...

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Ancient History - Sparta Questions (Past Hsc)

source A, where we can see a lean figure with athletic like qualities. As Aristotle states “Spartan women live without restraint”, and this is true in their involvement in all aspects of Spartan society. However, non-homoioi women or helot women in Sparta were renowned as the nursemaids of the young Spartiates. According to Sarah Pomeroy in Spartan Women, female children of Spartan men and Helot women were left to die. It is believed that the main function of the perioekoi women was reproduction, menial...

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The Concept of the Polis

word "government" and "culture" since the Greeks held that which we call culture is formed, shaped or controlled by the activities of the citizens of the polis. The polis was a type of force as well as alliance, thanks to it’s strength in numbers. Sparta and Athens both thought very highly of the polis, however they did different things to fulfill it. Their education varied, as well as their political rights and their economic standings. Athens was a democracy, in which all adult male citizens...

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Critically Examine the Origins and Consequences of the Peloponnesian War 431-404 B.C Account for the Athenian Defeat

the origins and consequences of The Peloponnesian War 431-404 B.C Account for the Athenian Defeat The main Peloponnesian War or second Peloponnesian war from 431- 404 B.C was fought between the growing power Athens and the dominating power Sparta. Gilpin notes the importance of this war as it parallels many others in history and characterises realist theory in present day international politics. The following essay will examine the origins and consequences of this war and account for the...

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Socratic Jeopardy

knowledge. Who is Aristotle? Education in Ancient Greece-Sparta and Athens Jeopardy Edition Questions Answers This city-state required public education for both males and females. What is Sparta? This city-state’s schools taught military skills, physical activities, reading, writing, literature, and performing arts. What is Athens? This city-state believed that education is to train citizens in military skills. What is Sparta? This city-state believed that females should learn domestic...

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Athens vs. Sparta Essay During Ancient Times, many civilizations emerged from darkness and became powers in a world so small that half of it hadn’t been discovered. One of these famed civilizations was the Greek Civilization. The Greek Civilization was divided into cities known as Poleis that had their own government and culture. Sparta and Athens, the two most important Greek city states, were different in government, society and daily life. During the Greek Civilization, two forms of governments...

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Essay On Delian League

over the Persians in 479 BC, some of the Greek communities in the Aegean still sought liberation from Persian control. The Ionians first looked to Sparta to secure and maintain their independence. However Sparta was more concerned with problems that affected them and so were apprehensive about having to ensure the safety of the Ionians as well. Sparta was under constant threat from the Helots, they had an independent grain supply and they lacked a navy large enough ensure the Ionians safety. Sparta’s...

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