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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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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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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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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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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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The Importance of the Army in Spartan Society.

of Spartan life and culture. The army influenced areas such as education and social structure as well as being the most important defence of Sparta in both combat and reputation. After an embarrassing defeat at the battle of Hysiai Sparta went through great military change, these changes dramatically changed all other areas of Spartan life, turning Sparta into a military focused state. This militaristic influence impacted greatly on Spartan education, essentially aiming to mass produce the perfect...

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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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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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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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Ancient History Source Analysis

Bone and Ivory carving. Ancient History Topic – Sparta to the Battle of Leuctra Part A – Source Analysis Name of source – Pyrichios Date - After the 6th century Description – A carving of 4 men on a stone, appear to be that the men are dancing or stretching whilst being nude on the event of which the stone has carved to show its love of art. What Evidence does this source provide about the past? – This art work shows the culture of Ancient Sparta that entertainment such as dancing, music &...

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