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  • The Importance Of The Battle Of Leuctra

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    by 200-300 Spartans. To his right the rest of the army was lined up across the field. What was different in this battle was how general Epaminondas set up his army (refer to maps at end of paper). A typical Greek battle would mirror each other. Meaning that for this battle general Epaminondas army would be set up very like King Cleimbrotus army. general Epaminondas changed things up for this battle. He lined himself up on the same side as the Spartan leader and the mass of men 50 deep. The rest of

  • Drama Theories Of Antigone

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    Sophocles biography and drama connections “Antigone” begins with the city state of thebes being attacked by the Argive army and during the battle eticlies turns on his brother polyneices, and kills him then kills himself. Polyneices is given a proper military burial. But eticlies body was not buried instead it was left in the field to rot. The king of thebes, Creon made a law saying; that it was illegal to bury the body of a traitor, rather His body should be left for “carrion birds.” (antigone 1)

  • Alexander The Great: Philip II Of Sparta

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    Philip II of Macedon was Macedonian who was able to take control of Greece. He was a member of the Argead Dynasty and the son of King Amyntas II. He was educated by Epaminondas, eromenos of Pelopidas, and the father of Philip III and Alexander the Great. Philip II made Macedonia a regional power using military reforms, political plots, and victories on the battlefield. He reformed the military by creating new military units and weapons. The hypaspists and the peltasts were the heavy and light infantry

  • The War On The World

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    Fundamentally speaking, warfare is the means by which human society has been organized. The modern world is divided up into a number of states whose sovereignty is based either on the results of warfare or the threat of warfare. The ability of a states to wage and win wars is what determines the geopolitical pecking order. Those who cannot hope to win wars alone pursue policies and deals that ensure the intervention of more capable states in their defense, should one come about. Domestic policies

  • The Battle Of The Spartan Army

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    Before the Spartans were known for their military might, they were just another Greek City-State. The Spartans took pride in their artistic skills, especially Spartan poetry . A key event in the rise of Sparta was the conquest of Messenia in the 8th century . After the conquest of Messenia, the Messenian citizens were made slaves, or Helots as the Spartans would call them . After dealing with a Messenian slave revolt, a Spartan called Lycurgus created a set of laws which all Spartan citizens had

  • Militarism In Sparta Essay

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    In 371 B.C. Sparta was overpowered by the Thebans, at the battle of Leuctra. A Theban general named, Epaminondas, commanded an invasion on Sparta. This was the rising point for Thebes and was the decline of Sparta. Although they lost the battle of Leuctra, they were still considered brave warriors (refer to ppt). However, the Spartans still did exist, but

  • The Importance Of Ancient Spartan Militarism

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    Ancient Spartan militarism led to Sparta being a large military power in Ancient Greece, but the strict restrictions on citizenship led to the decline and destruction of the city-state. The overly strict requirements combined with a string of military defeats led to a weakened state from which the Spartan government could not recover from. This led to Sparta becoming a second rate power in Greece until its destruction at the hands of the Roman imperial army at the battle of Adrianople. Spartan militarism

  • A Difficult Test For Graduate And Become A Full Citizens Of Sparta

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    a difficult test to graduate and become a full citizens of Sparta. Only the young men who graduate to a soldiers would receive the aristocratic citizenship. If they fail the tests they would have never became a citizen, but they would become a perioeci, the middle class people. So to an extent your class was based on rank rather than birth. If the young Spartan warriors passed the tests, they would go on to living in the barracks, where they would train as soldiers but they young men were required

  • Spartan Take Home Exam. Politically These Areas Share Hardly

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    Spartan Take Home Exam Politically these areas share hardly anything in common from the way each ran their governments: Athens that which ran a Democracy, Sparta ran an Oligarchy and The Persians ran a Monarchy. Economically Persia sought more wealth and power through the threats of other areas that includes both Athens and Sparta who refused in the end to submit. Both Sparta and Athens treated their women differently as Sparta exercised and trained, keeping their breasts in shape, unlike the Athenians

  • Philip II of Macedonia Essay

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    barbarians north of Macedonia, and threats from the cunning Greek southern cities (4). Philip had to act quickly to gain control so he needed to create an army (4). He had spent time in Thebes as a hostage and gained military knowledge "from the work of Epaminondas, one of the greatest generals of the day" ("Philip II"). He armed his military "with a sarissa, a pike that, at about 16 feet long, had a greater reach than Greek weapons" ("Philip II"). This weapon made his army very powerful and allowed his phalanxes