Sparta

By: Jacob Creamer

Government

  • Even though they had two main kings they had a council of twenty-eight people to make sure the kings didn't gain too much power.
  • The people in the council were piked from the highest social class.
  • They met once a month and all citizens who came voted by the simply method of shouting.

Spartan culture

  • For most males their life was surrounded by military work and training, because they barley got to see their wives and sons.
  • When a boy is born they are presented in front of the elder council if they are seen as weak they are to die from exposure to the elements of Mt. Taygetos.
  • The once that survive this test get raised a special way, when they turn seven they are forced to leave their families and live in military barracks.
  • Black Broth-pork boiled in blood and vineger

Important building and areas

  • One of the most popular and needed place is the Angora this was were all the markets and stalls where.
  • Another important building was the barrack this is the building that housed allt he solders.
  • Sparta was a state that would easily choose skill and knowledge over the fancy high life.
  • Unlike most Greek city Sparta was not walled but they did have their reason for not being walled. The reason the city didn't have a wall is because of the army in side the city. No army would ever come into the city with out careful consideration.

Spartan Army

  • Sparta made one of the most iconic armies.
  • The Spartan army was known for their bravery and skill in battle.
  • This reputation was well deserved, they proved to be greatest army of Greek hoplite warriors.
  • Spartan army was not good at first, the evolution was during the Mycenaean age

Spartan Battles

  • in the Eighth Century the Spartans began to colonize the coast of Messiness then came into conflict with the chief town of the region.
  • Probable one of the most famous battle for the Spartans is the Battle of Thermopylae. For this battle it was Sparta vs Persia. sadly this battle was lost.

5 interesting facts

  • Spartan men and women spent very little time together.
  • Nether Philip II nor Alexander the Great attempted to conquer Sparta
  • Descendants of non-Spartan citizens were not able to follow the agoge and Spartans who could not afford to pay the expenses of the agoge could lose their citizenship.
  • An anecdote has it that when Philip II sent a message to Sparta saying "If I enter Laconia, I will raze Sparta to the ground". The Spartans answered with "if"
  • When a Spartan man died, he would only have a marked head stone if he died in victorious combat. For women, it would be if they died during childbirth or served of a divine office.
Spartan Weapons