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  • Stupid Military Side Of Sparta
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    Sparta; Why the May Fly Only Lives for One Day Greece, a land of culture and philosophy, separated at its birth into two classes; Athens awoke to the cultural, intellectual side of life while its brother Sparta focused on mainly building up military power. Sparta was the brawn of Greece, while Athens was the brain. In an analogy, it would be comparing Rich N astro (The Brawn, not to say that he has no brain, but he is the most muscle-built teacher at Saint Paul's, and I needed an example that yo...
  • Sparta Achieve Her Goal
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    Did Sparta Achieve Her Goal? Sparta is the most formidable city known in history. Famous for her impressive military power, she proved that strength didn't lie in numbers, it lay in Spartan discipline. Sparta started out as a small city fighting only to survive against enemy invaders. Her goal was to avoid defeat from other city-states and she very nearly succeeded in achieving it. Using self-denial, strong discipline and harsh training, Sparta focused almost all her attention on achieving her g...
  • Similarities And Differences Between Athens And Sparta
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    Sparta and Athens Sparta and Athens are like apples and oranges; the same but different. Both are fruit grown on trees in the case of the apples and oranges, and both are city-states in Greece in the case of Athens and Sparta. Apples and oranges have distinctly different tastes, textures and flavors. Athens and Sparta had markedly different types of origins, social class, government and military history. In this paper both similarities and differences between Athens and Sparta will be explored, ...
  • Two City States
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    Athens - Greece During the fifth century of Ancient Greece the city-states of Athens and Sparta represented two very different forms of living. Spartans directed their time towards their military capabilities while the Athenians were interested in comfort and culture. Sparta's and Athens' political and environmental differences along with their different views on women caused the two city-states to be very dissimilar. Two major forms of government existed during Ancient Greece: oligarchy and dem...
  • National Pride In The City
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    WHO WANTS TO BE NEXT IN LINE? In Greek words translated as I obey actually mean I get myself persuaded. For a man there is perhaps always something a little shameful about obeying someone - as if allowing yourself to be persuaded is a thing a warrior or hero would be embarrassed to find himself happening to him. The common goal of the Periclean Age was to establish a nation that was built on freedom and beauty, however the methods by which to achieve such a democratic state were and continue to ...
  • Only Way Sparta
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    Hypothesis: Sparta collapsed because they did not allow the helots to fight in battle The Beginning of Sparta In about 100 BCE, the Dorians invaded Greece from the North. During the Dark Ages, the Dorians made their way south, capturing the inhabitants of the lands they passed through as helots. At the beginning of the Dark Ages, it is thought that there were many Dorian settlements in Laconia, each with their own helot population. At some time during the Dark Ages, Sparta overtook these fellow ...
  • City Of Sparta And The Helots
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    The early expansion of Sparta Sparta is a town located south of the Arcadian highlands in Greece. One of a number of townships that arose on the Laconia plain was Sparta, which consisted of Pita ne, Meso a, Limn ae, and Conoura, all small villages. Sparta then conquered other nearby villages and took over the plain of Laconia. Sparta, which may mean scattered, was made up of homes and estates spread around an area centering on a small hill that came to be named Acropolis. Sparta was uncalled, un...
  • Alliance Between Sparta And Athens
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    During the fourth century B.C., the political powers in Greece were continually in upheaval as the city-states battled for supremacy. Generally however, many city-states either flourished or regressed in response to their leaders's kill as orators, warriors, and figureheads. The city-states of Sparta (under the government of Kings Lysander and Agesilaus), Athens (under the authority of political orators Demosthenes and Isocrates), Thebes (led by their great generals Pelopidas and Epaminondas) an...

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