- 28 member council of elders limited the kings powers.
- Two kings ruled the city.
- Focused upon their military
- Based on the Constitution
- Ruled by a mixed state of government
- Infants to weak or sick were abandoned on the country side to die
- 7 year old males get taken away from their mothers
- The 7 year olds go and live in special military barracks for 23 years
- A Spartan soldier were allowed to marry but couldn't live with their wives
- Common foods were meat and fish
- Honey, milk, cheese, bread, figs and wine were also common foods
- Fresh fruit grew very well in the warm weather so they had a variety of that
- Believed in gods/ goddesses
- The Spartan Barracks- This is where a Spartan warrior would live
- The ancient theatre- The largest in Ancient Greece seating over 15,000 Spartans
- The Helot property- The Spartan Helot's homes
- Messenian War- Sparta began colonizing at the coast of Messene in the eight century B.C. and came in conflict with the chief town of the region.
- Battle of Salamis- Fought B.C. 595, between Athens, under Solon, and Cyrran for control of the Island of Salamis.
5 interesting facts
- One of the key states in Ancient Greece
- Also know as Lacedaemon
- Only spartans who died in battle or women who died in childbirth got an engraved stone
- Shortly after birth the babies were bathed in wine
- Spartan women had more power than women in other Greek city- states
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