Articles related to spartans
Ancient History: Sparta Rise to Power - Ancient/Classical History
Sparta had a downwardly mobile society, but it still defeated Athens,largely due to luck (the Athenian plague) and the development of a superior navy.
Sparta - Lacedaemonia - Resources on the Ancient Greek City of ...
Sparta, a leading city-state in ancient Greece. Resources on the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta (Lacdaemonia) whose citizens were known for their harsh ...
Sparta - A Military City-State - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
"The same goes for the Spartans. One-against-one, they are as good as anyone in the world. But when they fight in a body, they are the best of all. For though ...
Sparta's Rise to Power (How it Happened) - Ancient/Classical History
"[The Spartans] had obviously committed themselves to assisting the Athenians in any clash with the Persians. Nevertheless, when the news arrived that the ...
What Is a Spartan? - Ancient/Classical History - About.com
Spartan is an adjective used to describe ancient Greeks from the polis of Sparta and people who behave in ways thought to have been typical of these Spartans.
King Leonidas of Sparta and the Battle at Thermopylae
Leonidas was a 5th century B.C. Spartan military king who bravely led a small force of Greeks -- mostly Spartan (the famous 300), but also Thespians and ...
Aristotle on the Mixed Form of Government in Sparta
The Lacedaemonian [Spartan] constitution is defective in another point; I mean the Ephoralty. This magistracy has authority in the highest matters, but the Ephors ...
What Were the Spartan Helots?
One theory is that when the Spartans realized they needed more arable land they looked to the southwest to the more fertile soil of Messenia. The helots were ...
Xenophon's The Polity of the Lacedaemonians
I recall the astonishment with which I first noted the unique position of Sparta amongst the states of Hellas, the relatively sparse population, and at the same time ...
Persian Battle of Thermopylae Summary (300 Movie)
Date and very brief description of the Persian War Battle of Thermopylae at which the Spartans, under Leonidas, fought bravely to their death.