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  • Weapons And Armor For The Army
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    Spartan Warfare In the 7th Century BC a new era of warfare strategy evolved. Before this new strategy, foot soldiers (known as hoplite) engaged in battle in the form of one mob for each army which on the command of their generals runs at each other and proceeds to hack blindly at the enemy with little to no direction other then to kill the enemy in front of them. This proved to be very messy and the tide of battle depended mostly on emotion and size of an army. In the name of strategy and organi...
  • Athenian Control Of The Surrounding Areas
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    7 July 2002 WAR FROM MYCENEANS TO ROME The modern day soldier did not arrive at the current level of training methods overnight. Throughout history warfare techniques and strategies have evolved from the earliest primitive battles to the latest technologies. The only way to learn about war is to study the past engagements and lessons learned. There are nine principles of war as follows: Objective, Offensive, Mass, Economy of force, Maneuver, Unity of command, Security, Surprise, and Simplicity. ...
  • Persian Army
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    Persian Wars In 519 BC Darius I ascended the throne of the expanding empire of Persia. A group of people called the Ionians, lived along the coast of Asia Minor. They were under Persian rule, having been conquered by Emperor Cyrus (ruled 550-530 BC), and at this time were unhappy about their conditions. In 499 BC Aristagoras, the leader Miletus, one of the city-states, organized a revolt of all the rest of the city-states along the coast. Darius managed however, to subdue things in a five-year c...
  • Militaristic Nature Of Spartan Society
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    Spartan society was structured around the army, always ready to fight or defend if the need arose. Spartan males were the only ones permitted to serve in the army though, and due to the males devotion to warfare the lives of everyone in the polis of Sparta were also greatly affected. This militaristic nature of the Spartans had an impact on the female members of the polis, the helots and the perioeci. The government was also impacted. Military training for a Spartan male began when he was still ...
  • Spartan And Athenian Civilizations
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    The Spartan and Athenian civilizations carried on conflict from 431 to 404 B.C. (Bunson 195). Twenty seven years of blood shed and fighting was carried on between these peoples and their allies that were involved. The first ten years of the war was fighting and often called the Archi damian War after the Spartan king Archidamus II, following the fighting was the Peace of Nicias in 421 B.C., after this was eight unstable years of peace and more fighting, followed by the Ionian War (Bunson 1277). ...
  • Army Spartan 117
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    Written by Eric Nylund this book is the official prequel to the award winning Xbox game, Halo: Combat Evolved. Published by The Random House Publishing Group. Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corporation. A science fiction novel. Spartan-117 is the character of my choosing. Spa tran-117 (his real name is John, but you know him as the Master Chief) is so memorable because of his courageousness, intelligence, and attitude. He was one of many chosen to be a part of the Spartan-11 project in the year 2517. ...
  • Gerousia In Control Of Law
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    Ancient Sparta had, in the years from the 8th century to mid 4th century, a constitution of what is considered today to be a remarkable fusion of monarchy, oligarchy and democracy. The kings, gerousia, ephors and ecclesia were all vital to the functioning of Spartan society. Sparta was primarily a military state and so required an authority figure to control and lead the army. She placed a great deal of importance on education and religion, and so attention had to be paid to these elements as we...
  • Examination Of Sparta's Strong Army
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    Weak babies left to die and military training starting at age seven. Sounds like a horrible and unfair way of life. But in Sparta this was all done for good reasoning. Sparta was a very militaristic city-state therefore things such as leaving weak babies to die and starting military training at age seven made Sparta the strongest military force around. Close by this strong, patriotic city-state was the beautiful Athens where individual freedom was strongly practiced. They had democracy, beautifu...

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