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    Historical Sparta

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    The Historical Sparta’s Successes and Failures The State of Sparta in ancient Greece is one of the unique models of human communities for reasons of distinct patterns of human societies throughout history. This state, which was the main power in the ancient Greek world, will remain a symbol of the militarization of communities either for ideological reasons, or for reasons of social and cultural different patterns compared to other ancient cities. Ancient Greece was divided into many City-States and they were relatively small states in terms of size and population. However, Sparta was considered larger than other cities. Spartan entity was marked in this context from the majority of other states that it was a society that was centered on the…

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    Iphigeneia In Sparta

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    took care of the work outside of the house and the women was responsible for doing the work inside the house properly because “she is [only] in charge of her own sphere” (Fantham et. al 71). Unlike Sparta, women could not make important social and financial decisions on behalf of her husband (Fantham et. al. 72). Another tragic Iphigeneia states in a play by Euripides, “We are women, a tribe sympathetic to each other and most reliable in preserving our common interests” (Fantham et. al. 69).…

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    Sparta And Athenians

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    Athens and Sparta were both Greek city-states, yet they barely had any socially comparable qualities. They harbored long lasting wars with each other for simple reasons. Ownership of land, money, and power were some of the main reasons the two city-states fought. Although they lived in the same nation, they molded their regions to reflect their own particular views. The primary goal for the Spartans was to make an elite army while the primary goal for Athenians was to make a society with their…

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    Conscription In Sparta

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    In Sparta, men and women had their roles in life chosen for them for the most part. Males unofficially began conscription at the age of seven, when they were taken away from their mothers, assigned into packs of boys, given a cloth every year, and told to survive. From then on, they had to learn how to survive with little to no supplies, learning to fight and steal in order to survive until the age of 14, when official conscription began. In Sparta, only warriors participated in public life,…

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    Sparta Swot Analysis

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    of necessity and pressure from others. Sparta had long been concerned with the rise of Athens’ empire and had contemplated a confrontation. However, Sparta suffered a helot uprising, and requested Athens as an ally. Sparta, chose not to use the Athenian support, creating a mutual distrust and preventing any action to deter Athens rise. Sparta was unprepared for war at the time, but faced pressure from Corinth to act or risk losing alliances, reputation, and their status in the league.…

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    Lycurgus In Sparta

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    structure of their nation, which provided them with a civilization of physically strong individuals, who were both soldiers and citizens, that were constantly prepared for the prospect of war . Sparta now had a state of eunomia as a result of Lycurgus, the Great Rhetra, whom established this ancient institution from a prophetic reading of an Oracle at Delphi . On the other hand, Tyrtaeus states that two unknown Kings of Sparta were the ones to have returned from Delphi with the basic…

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    Arrogance In Sparta

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    n campaigns to control the arrogance and to protect all of the interests of the whole State of Sparta. The final branch of the Spartan government is the Appella or Demos, this is an assembly of the people, it is held only once a month. Every male that is the age of 30 or greater could participate in the Appella at any time. They would do the electing. Whenever all of the men would meet once a month they would present issues and vote on what to do to resolve these issues. The way they would vote…

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    Women In Sparta

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    ideas and norms than the Hellenistic time period of Egypt. Sparta was a Greek militaristic city-state. All Spartan men were raised to be warriors and when they came of age, men were sent off to fight. Since all the men were away from Sparta in battle, the women were left behind to govern the city-state. Though men were valued more since they were warriors, Sparta developed into a matriarchal society since women were running the city. In Hellenistic Egypt, Greek philosophies was spread throughout…

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    Sparta Strengths

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    Sparta: an ancient war giant. Known for their toughness and skill in battle, they defeated armies with ease. Nothing could stand in their way. Except for their own guilt… They let military might get in the way of everything else. Was Sparta as good as they were made out to be? Were they really the well-polished war giant they looked like? Time to find out.. First off, I will address one of Sparta’s biggest weaknesses: They lacked any significant formal education. One thing that the Spartans…

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    Athens, Sparta, and Thebes all failed to create a lasting “Greek Empire.” While each polis had its own strengths and weaknesses, the poleis all failed for similar reasons. The poleis failed mainly due to almost constant power struggles, arrogance, and involvement in conflicts they should not have been involved in. Athens, Sparta, and Thebes all failed in spite of various strengths and due to various weaknesses. Athens’ strengths included its large size, large trireme navy, wealth,…

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