All healthy male Spartan citizens participated in the state-sponsored Agoge compulsory school system, which emphasized obedience, perseverance, courage and self-control. Spartan men devoted their lives to military service and lived in community to adulthood.
At the age of 20, the Spartan citizen began his membership in one of the syssitia (restaurants or clubs), each of which consisted of approximately 15 members and which was mandatory. Here each group has learned to connect and trust each other. Spartans did not qualify for public office until the age of 30.
The power of Spartan education lies in military combat, physical fitness, and camouflage.
The Spartan constitution or Politeia refers to the government and laws of the Doric city-state Sparta from the time of the legendary legislator Lycurgus to the time of the annexation of Sparta to the Roman Republic: around 900 BC.
The Spartan political system was a combination of monarchy (king), oligarchy (gerousia) and democracy (ephoroi, ephors). Oligarchy - Sparta has always had two kings, the state was ruled by two hereditary kings of the Agiade and Euripontidi families (both geniuses probably played an important role in the conquest of Laconia).
The helots were in a sense slaves of the state, tied to the land and assigned to individual Spartans to cultivate properties that their masters could neither release nor sell, and the helots had a limited right to collect the property of which it is the agricultural product. . .
They did not exercise specific muscles, did not eat well, and their exercises consisted of fighting and carrying objects, not lifting weights. They had long dark hair with a beard and wore light leather armor with a bronze helmet, armed with a spear and a round shield.
Γωγά, agōgá in Doric Greek) was the rigorous education and training program that was imposed on all Spartan male citizens except for the eldest son in government houses, Euripontides and Agiad.
300 is a 2006 American film based on the 1998 cartoon of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictional accounts of the Battle of Thermopylae in the Persian Wars. The film was directed by Zack Snyder with Miller serving as executive producer and consultant.
Sparta was the main enemy of Athens during the Peloponnesian War (between 431 and 404 BC) from which it emerged victorious. The defeat of Thebes in the battle of Leuctra in 371 BC ending the supremacy of Sparta despite its political independence until the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC.
The study finds no evidence of discarded Spartan children. Researchers say the Greek myth that the ancient Spartans threw their stunted and sick babies off a cliff has not been confirmed by archaeological excavations in the area.
Sparta was a warrior community in ancient Greece that reached the pinnacle of its power after defeating the rival city-state of Athens in the Peloponnesian War (431404 BC)30 Burpees
Lycurgus is credited with the formation of many Spartan institutions which are an integral part of the power of the country, but above all the full loyalty of the people to Sparta implemented in its form of government.
Sparta and Athens, known as the Peloponnesian War (431404 BC), allied and fought for decades as neither city-state was strong enough to conquer the other. But war cannot kill ideas. Despite the possible military surrender of Athens, the Athenian idea spread throughout the region.
Battle of Thermopylae
Thebes challenged the Spartans by leading a confederation of Boeotic city-states determined to suppress Sparta. Thus a force of Spartans and other troops was sent from the Peloponnese to ■■■■■■ Thebes, which quickly prepared to defend itself with their allies in the Boeotian League.