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  • Film The 300 Spartans
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    The film The 300 Spartans is the story of the Battle of Thermopylai, where the 300 strong personal guard of King Leonidas defended a mountain pass at Thermopylai so that Xerxes of Persia couldn t conquer Greece. As far as detailing how the events at Thermopylai went, The 300 Spartans was an accurate film. In real life, Leonidas and his men held the Persians back for two days, after which, they were sold out by a local Greek named Ephialtes. In the movie, Ephialtes is rejected by a Spartan women,...
  • 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 Soldier
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    Sparta Sparta, one of the powerful city-states, retains this name for good reasons. The Spartans faced the problems of overpopulation and land hunger. Their solution was to conquest to gain more land. Almost defeated, the Messenian war cost Sparta a high price. A half-century of war, so hard fought, had ground the military life deep into Spartan consciousness. It seemed to them they never dare relax, especially when there were so few Spartans and so many helots. Surely if the Spartans ever relax...
  • Life Of A Spartan Male
    606 words
    It's hard for textbooks to say anything nice about the Spartans. one may find that the Spartans described as 'an armed camp,' 'brutal,' 'culturally stagnant,' 'economically stagnant,' 'politically stagnant,' and other fun things. The reality, of course, lies somewhere behind the value judgements. In 725, the oligarchy of Sparta needed land to feed a dramatically growing population, so the Spartans went over the Taygetus mountains and took over Messenia, where a fertile plain was enough to suppor...
  • Government Of Athens The Government Of Sparta
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    The country of Greece in 400-500 B.C. was led to greatness by two great city-states. These city-states were Athens and Sparta. These two states were as different as night and day. They were rivals and very diverse. As you read you will find out their differences between their form of culture and government. The city-state of Athens adopted a form of government which is now called democracy. Democracy is when the government is ruled by the people. This government consisted of an assembly, a jury,...
  • Spartans And The Athenians
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    Through out history there has been a great deal of great societies to rise and fall from power and fame. Two of the greatest societies still studied to this day are the Athenians and the Spartans. Both societies differ and many different ways but they where both very alike. The Spartans and the Athenians both strove excellence and greatness. Even though some of their ideals where the same, the way each society lived differed greatly. The Spartans on one hand where fierce warriors that were train...
  • Powerful Spartan Soldiers And Women
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    Sparta was a Greek state renowned for its individuality amongst the rest of Greece from the sixth century BC. The majority of Greece was cultured in their thinking and the arts, yet very conservative concerning the roles of women. Sparta, however, involved women much more in their society. Importance was placed on the physical fitness and the equality between the Spartiates - therefore, including women promoted the Spartan ideals. Although Spartan men held complete power over the state, women sh...
  • Decline Of The Spartan Economy
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    Explain the main features of the Spartan Economy. [25 Marks] 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 ...

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