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How Did Sparta's Ideologies Affect The Way Greeks Live?

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During ancient Greece, there were many ideologies that poleis were demonstrated many ideologies that affect both inside and outside the poleis. Ideologies have a major effect on the way Greeks live. Spartan’s militarism, Athens’ philosophy, and democracy are 3 ideologies out of many that have a great influence on both inside and outside the poleis. Spartan’s militarism has a great influence on the daily life of a Spartan. For instance, when an infant is born, it is determined if it is too weak or too sick to live. If the infant is, it will be killed. Spartan is centralized around its military so much that they are willing to sacrifice newborns to make their country stronger. Another example is that at a very young age, Spartan males are forced to enter into a training which prepares them to become a soldier dedicated to Sparta. A soldier is the chosen job for many Spartan males, which proves that militarism has a major effect on how a Spartan lives. Moreover, during the Battle of Thermopylae against the Persian army, a group of 300 Spartans was guarding a passage to allow the bulk of the army to retreat. During this defensive position, each Spartan soldier was able to take down 15 Persians before he falls. Spartan’s militarism affects how much damage Spartans were able to do…show more content…
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