The Spartans, one of the fiercest military powers of their time dominated their rivals, but their government and society were also the finest of that period. They had many rivals in their time. It seemed like they were always fighting with all of the other countries that were apart of Greece, but Sparta was famous for their military power. Their Society was also one of the best at that time period because they would give all of their spartan citizens a vote. The women were also some of the most successful people in Sparta. They established their dominance in the region of Greece, their military would defeat most of the people that would try and take over their city.
They held themselves to the Spartan lifestyle, their home furnishings were of wood. However, result of this hard work made them a community full of wealth and industries but the Puritans believed, that because God was kind and all powerful and seeing them living their lives in a simple lifestyle, it was him who gifted them their wealth and so they felt, they were not wrong in their way of life and so regretted nothing.
When Spartan boys were babies they were looked over by The Council Of Elders to see if they were strong enough to be Warriors. At the age of 7, the boys had to leave home to start there military training. The boys were forced to fight each other (which could cause violence). They also became skilled at stealing food, and at other survival skills.
For the purposes of this paper, ‘Spartan Culture’ will focus upon the height of Spartan culture, the period directly preceding the Persian Wars (approximately 490 B.C.E.) and ending with their defeat at Leuctra in 371 B.C.E. This is in part due to the contributions of the Spartans during that war, because the battles which were fought during it, Plataea and Thermopylae, are quintessential examples of the effects of Spartan culture upon the
At the very beginning I would like to express excitement by “The Peloponnesian War” and its relevance despite 2400 years afterwards. This book is not only relevant for military science, but civil society too. However, this book provides broad and comprehensive details for all levels of military war: strategic, operational, and tactical. I will focus my paper to the military sphere, more particularly, to the evolution of Spartan strategy throughout the War. My intention is to do so through analysis of ends, ways, means, and merge them with related risk. The purpose of this paper is to explain how the changing environment and circumstances influenced and shaped the strategy of
Spartans military was a hard core and well rounded out military in its time. Part of the reason why they were so successful is because of their rigorous training each boy had to go through. Why I said boy is because the Spartan military training would start at age 7 for a chosen boy. The boy gets chosen to live in spartan society at birth. If the Spartans did not believe that the boy would be rounded out for their society they would leave the boy to die. During the boys training hazing and fighting was encouraged to help improve strength among the boys. During spartan training each boy was mainly taught mathematics, music, and how to fight. Also during their training, they would learn how to steal but without getting caught. If they were caught they would not be punished for stealing but only for getting caught. This type of training continues until the boys would become men. Which is at the age of 20 for the Spartan's. At age 20 Spartan men would have to pass a series of demanding
In several lands and cultures have many pros and cons but the Spartans were known for being a perfectionist society, but as you may not know, as the Spartans had multiple amounts of strengths as they also did with weaknesses. During the time of 5th century in Sparta emerged a tiny powerhouse in the eastern Mediterranean, rivaled against Athens. As so for the educational system performed a major factor between both civilizations taking over each other. And both had their very own benefits and unbeneficial side, but for Sparta, did the strengths outweigh their own weaknesses? Yes, strength did outweigh their weakness because them being well structured to having the utmost of military power and also including their own emphasis on teamwork/
Sparta’s strong education helped their city-state but it hurt Sparta in more ways. The Spartan education had some good ideas but there were more bad ideas about it. It was a risk to use that way of education because they would get strong but they could die in the process. That’s a weakness. People have been wondering did the strengths outweigh the weaknesses in the spartan education. I think no because there are way more weaknesses than strengths. Their education killed many Spartans over the years.
Throughout ancient human history, men and women held vastly different roles. Women were often given the duty of bearing and raising children, whereas men were expected to fight, provide an income, and protect the household. Women were seen as totally inferior to men and described by Euripedes as “a curse to mankind” and “a plague worse than fire or any viper.” However, this misogynistic view of women and designated role of inferiority was not apparent in every ancient civilization. The role of the female in ancient Greek history can best be explored and contrasted between two important civilizations: The Spartans and the Athenians. The Spartan women were incredibly advanced for their time, and the Athenian women were drastically far behind. Both the Spartan and Athenian women held roles at home and lived lives far removed from the men of their societies. However, their lives were much different. While the Spartan women were strong and educated, the Athenian women held a status almost equal to slavery. The Spartan women were far more advanced than Athenians in aspects of life including education, athleticism, and independence.
1st- A positive aspect of the Spartan Code was the idea to train their young beginning at a young age, by giving power to the state to control the youth. This allowed many of the children to have an equal opportunity in the situation given although they did not have many options. They could all be taught the same concepts, and this would create more unity among the people which was very important, although the method by which they took action upon this was somewhat controversial.
For the last 3 years I have been honoured to attend C.W. Perry Middle School. Through these years, I have learned many new values and grown as a person. At C.W. Perry I have learned to try new things with an open mind and persevere through difficult tasks. I have learned that being a Spartan means stepping forward and taking on new challenges. Being a Spartan has helped me develop as a leader and as a person. I am a proud student of C.W Perry and would feel honored to be chosen for the Spartan Strong Scholarship.
Sparta was convinced that they needed to prevent Athens from using the Delian League’s naval forces as they felt it would end their dominance of the Peloponnesian League. This led to the Spartan leaders’ decision to wage war against Athens.
The Spartiate was considered a fierce and brutal warrior, excellent in physique, un-yielding in dedication, unmatched in combat, and constantly wiling to die for Sparta. This ideal warrior was created almost forcefully through the "physical, social and moral education" system, the agoge.
Sparta was ruled by a king or at some point two kings. These two kings were from two separate families of royalty and neither of them had absolute power. The king or kings had to be consulted by the Ephors. The Ephors had a lot of power and authority in the Spartan government. They were a group of five elders, men over the age of 30 who would serve in this position for a year. They had the power to bring up charges against anyone in Sparta, including the king. Unlike Athens who was set on trying to establish a peaceful democratic atmosphere; Sparta was a lot more militaristic and strict. One of the Spartan government’s main priorities was the strength of the Spartan army. They believed that strength, endurance and numbers were a key part in a successful and powerful army. Therefore every Spartan boy at the age of seven would be taken away from their mothers and put into training for the next 13 years.