Essays Tagged: "Sparta"

Sparta: Uncultured Discipline

Sparta: Uncultured DisciplineThe Spartans were the most formidable warriors in all of history. They ... were taught to endure cold, hunger, pain, their courage on the battlefield was second to none. The Spartan code was to fight hard, follow orders without question and to die rather then retreat or sur ... d, follow orders without question and to die rather then retreat or surrender. To achieve all this, Sparta sacrificed everything; the arts, culture, and other things that make life worth while. I beli ...

(7 pages) 132 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Persian Wars

nge against Athens, one ofthe few states outside the area that had helped the rebles. He appealed toSparta to attack Athens from behind, but the Spartans saw straightthrough his planned conquest of Gr ... n 490 BC. The 10,000Athenian infantry were supported only by a small group of soldiers fromPlataea (Sparta procrastinated because it was in the middle of a festival),but nevertheless the Athenians def ...

(2 pages) 104 0 3.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Corporal Punishment is physical abuse

torically, corporal punishment was used in the ancient law codes of Hammurabi and Moses, in laws of Sparta and other Greek city states, in early Christian church teachings and in Anglo-Saxon common la ...

(3 pages) 227 1 4.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Ancient Greece

he world's first democratic government was established by the most advanced city-states. Athens and Sparta were known for the best city-states.The city-states never united as a nation. However, they s ... ing and play the lyre or the aulos. Physical activities acquired running, wrestling, and jumping.In Sparta education was very different from Athens. At age 7, boys were sent to military camp. They tho ...

(4 pages) 214 0 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Slaget vid Maraton 490 f Kr

l nordöst om staden. När athenarna fick veta detta begav de sig dit. De skickade bud till Sparta för att be om hjälp. Sparta vill hjälpa Athen, men detta var omöjligt av ... . När Athen fick veta detta skickade de en här dit. Athen fick inte hjälp från Sparta, utan fick strida med en mycket mindre här än perserna. Det gick bra ändå ...

(3 pages) 30 0 4.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This is an essay on the woman in the Odyssey and their influences on his travels.

lans the adventures of Telemachus and Odysseus, disguising herself and telling Telemachus to go "to Sparta and to sandy Pylos to seek tidings of his dear father's return..." She sends Odysseus off fro ...

(4 pages) 112 0 3.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Contemporary political theory

d Aristotle, Greece was divided into city-states with a wide variety of constitutions, ranging from Sparta's military dictatorship to Athens' direct democracy.Most city-states had about 300,000 people ... Pericles. Pericles had singular control of the Athenian democracy and was involved in a war against Sparta and its allies that was concluded in 446-445 B.C.. After peace was declared, he tightened Ath ...

(25 pages) 455 2 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Alexanders empire

lf against Thracians and other barbarians and against the Greek cities of the Chalcidice as well as Sparta and Athens.A new stage began with Archelaus (d.399 B.C.), who centralized the kingdom with a ...

(8 pages) 39 0 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Sparta: Historically Unique" -explains lifestyle/social structure/government of Spartans -explains why Sparta is unique -Bibliography and incorrect in-text citation included (should be fixed)

he world has seen very few powers that have been quite as unique as the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta. Very few city-states of ancient Greece were able to rival the Spartan people. Their unique g ... ucture, and way of life made them a viable force in the ancient world. It is for these reasons that Sparta has gone down in history as one of the most uniquely structured powers in world history, one ...

(4 pages) 97 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Title: An Examination of the Character Achilles.

was caused by Paris, the most handsome man in all the world, stealing Helen of Troy (initially from Sparta), the most beautiful woman in the world, from her husband Meneläus. Unfortunately for Ag ...

(3 pages) 156 0 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

How Far Does The Period 478-404 Bear Out The Contention That "Spartan Policy Is Always Governed Mainly By The Necessity Of Taking Precautions Against The Helots"?

How Far Does The Period 478-404 Bear Out The Contention That"Spartan Policy Is Always Governed Mainly By The Necessity OfTaking Precautions Against The Helots"?D ... verned Mainly By The Necessity OfTaking Precautions Against The Helots"?During the period 478-404BC Sparta was considered to be one ofthe leading states in all of Hellas. Spartas policies have been qu ... uestioned bymany ancient historians including Thucydides himself and it could beargued that some of Spartas policies did have alterior motives and reasonsbut was Spartan policy always governed mainly ...

(7 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The reforms Lycurgus' institute at Sparta.

Lycurgus or Sparta, was to inherit the throne from his father, but as his late brother left a pregnant wife he w ... gnant wife he was superceded by the baby boy as the ruler. While the child was young Lycurgus ruled Sparta as his guardian. However, the young king's mother, and her relatives, envied and hated Lycurg ... tudies he picked and chose aspects of the different government systems that would be beneficial for Sparta.After a time, the citizens of Sparta came to the realization that Lycurgus was their real kin ...

(10 pages) 46 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Spartan Warriors.

ABSTRACT: The Spartan Warriors is a research paper about the ancient warrior culture of Sparta that rose to empowe ... e...Training, culural neglects, and problems that resulted in having an ALL WARRIOR society. JPKTHE SPARTAN WARRIORSIn society today the term "warrior" is used loosely and sometimes even associated wi ... sometimes even associated with an athlete training for a specific event. By the fifth century B.C., Sparta designed a culture solely for training soldiers, a warrior culture. The problem with the desi ...

(7 pages) 152 0 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Not all Abolitionists of 19th century America were alike.

may live again until time shall be no more. They tell us of the Israelites in Egypt, the Helots in Sparta, and of the Roman Slaves, which last were made up from almost every nation under heaven, whos ...

(5 pages) 69 0 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Spartan Leadership During The Persian War.

The defeat of Persia in 479 BC could arguably be much attributed to Spartan leadership. However, it is vital to note that such leadership was not solely responsible for ... dership was not solely responsible for Greek triumph, nor was it immune to problems and limitations.Sparta's leadership could easily be said to have had a large impact on the war against Persia. Accor ... ia. According to Hammond, "The nucleus of power around which [the Greek congress] was built was the Spartan alliance...".Sparta could be seen to be the natural leader in the Greek effort against Xerxe ...

(2 pages) 64 0 3.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

An overview of what modern historian Hammond wrote about the Peloponnesian League.

he market was controlled by their trade representatives.After the Second Messian War ( c. 640-620), Sparta reached her artistic and commercial peak (166). Her conservative constitution was confirmed; ... rinth (c 582) and helped, probably, Elis gain control of the Olympic festival (167). Significantly, Sparta fought with and defeated Tegea, BUT instead of annexing Tegea's territory, Sparta made a perm ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Formation of the Delian League.

did indeed come back later, on more than one occasion.)Hammond wrote that "the differences between Sparta and Athens were overshadowed by the common danger, Persia."It is reasonable to believe that m ... usanias was charged with collaboration with the Persians.Plutarch says that Pausanias and the other Spartan commanders behaved harshly and offensively to the allies, as well as treated the allied comm ...

(3 pages) 66 1 3.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Equality Beetween the sexes.

below them had great domestic and financial independence, often owning their own money and land. In Sparta in ancient Greece women owned two thirds of the land.With the rise of religions like chritian ...

(2 pages) 52 1 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

How Athens was the better city-state.

historians of today debate which is the most prestigious city-state of Classical Greece - Athens or Sparta. The greatest city-state of all time was Athens from which we model our modern ways after. Th ... civilized which allowed citizens to think in a free manner. Athens was not just military based like Sparta, and were involved in other valuable and important ways of life. In addition, they had the fi ...

(5 pages) 42 1 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

A brief overview of Greek Philosophy: Socrates

y was soon restored. In 405 the last Athenian fleet was destroyed in the battle of Aegospotami by a Spartan commander, and the city was besieged and forced to surrender in 404. Sparta set up an oligar ...

(3 pages) 206 1 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy