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Life as a Spartan
- If you were a man, you would get trained to fight for the Spartan army and were expected to marry.
- If you were a boy, in school you were taught how to read, write and fight.
- If you were a girl, you would stay home and learn how to cook, clean, and sew from your mother.
- If you were a mother, you would stay home and cook, clean, and get ready for the husband to come home.
- All Spartans had one thing in common, every Spartan had to fight in emergencies in the army as a hoplite.
- At age seven, the Spartan boys entered public education system.
- At age eleven the boys moved up to a higher level of education.
- Girls were not allowed to go to school.
- As a girl you would have stayed home with your mother and learn how to cook, clean, sew, and take care of the house.
- The Spartans ate goat, pigs, and chickens for protein.
- The Spartans most popular dish was black broth which was soup made out of pig leg, vinegar, salt, and blood which was enjoined with soup.
- The Spartans diet was very nutritious and very healthy diet.
- The Spartans did not eat bread because it was not a stable of their diet.
- Milk came from goats and cows as part of their dairy influence.
- The last thing is that the Spartans did not drink a lot of wine with or after meals because it was considered inappropriate.
- The Spartan military was famous for Leonidas and his last stand.
- The Spartan military was also famous for its bravery and so many battles against their opponents.
- The dark times in Greece was when Sparta started to rise to power.
Battles of ancient Sparta
- The Persian war was one of the most famous wars in Spartan history.
- The war was Sparta vs. the Persians.
- The Persian war lasted fifty years total to come to an end.
- The Spartans defeated the Persians which was a true upset.
Famous Buildings and places in ancient Sparta
- The second most important building was the Spartan assembly hall.
- The first important building in Sparta was the Temple of Artemis.
- The the third most important building in Sparta was the Spartan military barracks.
5 interesting facts ancient Sparta
- Ancient Sparta was known as Lacedaemon.
- From 650 B.C. ancient Sparta was the most dominant military power in ancient Greece.
- The ancient Spartans were one of the most organized independent states in Greece.
- Spartans greatest enemy was the Athens.
- Spartans located in the south eastern part of Greece.
- The Spartan culture was all about military.
- The Spartans were trained to fight at a young age.
- Everyone was required to fight in the military no matter what.
- The ancient Spartans believed that Zeus was leader of the gods.
- The Spartans also believed that all gods lived on Mount Olympus.
- People praised the gods at each temple.
- The Spartans believed that Poseidon was the son of Zeus along with Hades.
- The Spartans also believed that the gods had there own unique power.
- Two kings ruled the city and the citizens.
- 28 member elder council limited powers of the citizens and the two kings which today we would call the senate.
- The Spartans had three classes which were lower, middle, and upper class.
- The kings of the Spartans always lived on the upper class along with the 28 elder council member group.
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