Essays Tagged: "spartans"

Sparta: Uncultured Discipline

Sparta: Uncultured DisciplineThe Spartans were the most formidable warriors in all of history. They dedicated their entire lives to w ... mething happened, a war with the Messinians. The First Messenian War broke out in 730 B.C, when the Spartans marched into Messenia eager for more land. After 20 long years of war the Messenians were f ... hese wars were the turning point of Spartan history, nearly half a century of conflict had made the Spartans very warlike. It seemed to them if they ever relaxed their guard even a bit, the helots wou ...

(7 pages) 132 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Persian Wars

ide the area that had helped the rebles. He appealed toSparta to attack Athens from behind, but the Spartans saw straightthrough his planned conquest of Greece and threw his envoy in a well.The Persia ... eet, whichheld off the Persian navy north of Euboea (Evia), had no choice but toretreat as well.The Spartans and their Peloponnesian allies fell back on their secondline of defense (an earthen wall ac ...

(2 pages) 104 0 3.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

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"?

d invaded thegreat cities of the Peloponnese. The Dorians settled in Laconia andbecame known as the Spartans whereas the previous inhabitants of thatarea were enslaved and became known as the Helots. ... The Periocoi had their own communitiesbut were still owned by the Spartan state and had to obey the Spartans.Sparta itself was a very militaristic society and was the only societyin Greece to have a p ...

(7 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


Defining PatriotismThree thousand years ago, as they marched out of the city, headed for war, the Spartans would halt to salute the gods. The soldiers weren't sure if they would ever be back to the ...

(4 pages) 65 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

A chapter-to-chapter study summary of Aristophanes' Greek comedy "Lysistrata", exploring the aspects of the 'Tragic Cycle'

too long. The audience learns through the first scene that their husbands who departed to fight the Spartans have left these Athenian women at home.Lysistrata's solution to forcing the war to end is t ... , and they therefore ask responders to witness the physical complications both of the Athenians and Spartans are having - they want the audience to sympathize for them.The Spartan ambassador is in a s ...

(6 pages) 103 0 3.0 Aug/2003

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

Sparta - in comparison with Greek

t has become the most powerful and famous of all Greeks states, ..." (Xenophon The Politeia1 of the Spartans Extracts 1). Sparta focused in military. Everything in Sparta was for military purposes. Ly ... e man who made the laws in Sparta and his life history was uncertain (Xenophon The Politeia1 of the Spartans Extracts 1). Sparta had contrary rules with other Greeks. The most important features in Sp ...

(5 pages) 54 1 1.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Why did sparta not manage to get control over a large part of the greek world that athens did?

Sparta not manage to get control over a large part of the Greek world that Athens did?In 550BC the Spartans defeated Tegea, this was followed by Argos in 544BC. From 520-490BC under king Cleomenes Sp ... BC the Peloponnesian league was created with Sparta as the recognised leader. Despite all this, the Spartans never managed to get control over as much, or of the same areas of the Greek world that Ath ...

(9 pages) 68 0 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers


Jake HerigstadHistory 101Professor Lowrie2-22-04The Growth of SpartaWhen looking at the Spartans of the Greek world there are two major aspects that shape them. War and expansion to the so ... y were now becoming a great group and one that was feared because of their desire to become one.The Spartans faced many similar problems that other Greek communities did, such as overpopulation and hu ... es did, such as overpopulation and hunger. The difference between the different communities was the Spartans chose to deal with these problems by conquest and instead of colonization. As a whole the S ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2004

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

Too Little, Too Late, There is the old familiar roar and glow of the football stadium right before the game.

a tragic injury that took his leg.With the thud of the opening kickoff, the game was underway. The Spartans were receiving against Nevada. The game was set to be close; both teams had talent, and a d ... hip. There was no real underdog. Nevada quickly seized the momentum of the game, but not before the Spartans kicked a field goal.The first quarter was almost over, and still no Neil Perry. Perry only ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

What Caused The Downfall of Sparta? wref

low Dorian settlements and their helot populations, as well as control of the whole of Laconia. The Spartans kept the helots as a huge, strong slave race and, although they did not enslave their fello ... live round about". The perioci were needed to be the craftsmen, tradesmen and manufacturers for the Spartans, who were trained as full time soldiers.At the end of the Dark Ages, there was nothing exce ...

(7 pages) 49 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Sparta is better than Athens

thens did not provide the basic needs for its people. Athens focused on its arts and entertainment. Spartans oligarchy protected its people by centering their society on military. Sparta was better be ... h more men. Like Athens, Sparta's growing population forced them to conquer more land. In 640bc the Spartans captured Messina. The Messinians were not happy about their loss of independence so they re ...

(3 pages) 41 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Ancient Egypt - Spartan religion speech (refered to sources)

.The mythical twin Spartan heroes the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux were particularly important to the Spartans.Other Gods that were worshipped by the Spartans were Apollo Larneios, Apollo Chalkioikos, H ... owever, Gods such as Hephaestus who were popular in other parts of Greece were not worshiped by the Spartans. Another God such as Dionysus who was the god of wine was also not worshipped by the Sparta ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

"The Spartan life was Spartan indeed"

mocratic government.Sparta was made up of three main social groups. At the top of the group was the Spartans that were a society that was almost entirely geared for war. Below the Spartiates (or Spart ... or about." The Perioikoi were foreign people who served as a kind of buffer population between the Spartans and the helots. Because of this vital function, they were accorded a great deal of freedom. ...

(9 pages) 54 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

"What are the similarities and differences between Thucydides' and Herodotus' depictions of Themistocles as a person?"

ople of their own who could go and see for themselves and come back with a correct report. This the Spartans did, and Themistocles sent secretly to Athens, telling the Athenians to keep the Spartan en ... ience . Thucydides was in Athens at the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War between the Athenians and Spartans . Though Thucydides was banished from Athens for twenty years giving him reason to depict a ...

(4 pages) 47 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Life in Sparta

e most powerful city-states in Ancient Greece, and probably it earned its status for a good reason. Spartans valued strengths of its army probably the most. Perhaps on the one side it's a really good ... e only one Greek city-state that paid so much attention to education of women. But at the same time Spartans kept a lot of Messenian slaves or helots who didn't have any rights. They worked small plot ...

(2 pages) 31 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Explain the main features of the Spartan Economy. This essay explains the features of the Spartan economy in ancient sparta that contributes to their austere lifestyle

ine of the Spartan economy.The geography of Sparta enabled provision of sufficient resources to the Spartans. The lands of Laconia and Messene, which were captured by Spartans (and the Laconians and M ... was used to trade with Perioikoi that provided the armour and manufactured the goods needed by the Spartans. Thus everything was provided by the Helots, and the Perioikoi, thus making the Spartan eco ...

(5 pages) 40 0 4.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

The Battle of Salamis

ned their city. The Greek fleet joined them at Salamis after the Battle of Artemisium. Besides, The Spartans wanted to return Peloponnese and prevent the Persians from defeating them on land, but the ...

(4 pages) 35 1 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

A book report on the book- Halo: The Fall of Reach By: Eric Nylund

This book is about a highly-trained group of people called the Spartans, who's job is to prevent the destruction of innocent planets from highly-destructive alien ... he name of John, also referred to as Master Chief. He leads all of their operations, and his fellow Spartans trust him, even when their death is in sight. He may not be the smartest, or strongest Spar ... s, and the regular forces do not have enough power to defend themselves against this threat, so the Spartans are sent in. Their mission is to rescue human hostages, and eradicate the alien forces so t ...

(1 pages) 562 3 4.2 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Plato's New City.

le, ruled by the elite. He wanted something better than the kind of rule that had existed among the Spartans ands societies with aristocracies, and looking into the past he saw that societies led by a ...

(1 pages) 26 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Peloponnesian Wars.

crease in Athenian military power allowed it to challenge the Lacedaemonians (commonly known as the Spartans), who, as leaders of the Peloponnesian League, had long been the sole major military power ... ned their farms and moved inside the Long Walls, which connected Athens to its port of Piraeus. The Spartans also occupied Attica for only a few months at a time; in the tradition of earlier hoplite w ...

(4 pages) 70 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History