Athens Loses, Sparta Wins
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How it all began & ended
Interviewing a spartan that fought in the war
It was a very happy day for the Spartans, but for the Athens they're going home with nothing but disappointment. We also found out that the war obviously damaged both sides of the war and that Sparta got financial help from Persian. Another thing we found out was that the war was really less intense than the second and fought mainly between Athens and Corinth with occasional intervention by Sparta. The war was followed by the Thirty Year’s Peace although in reality hostilities never fully ceased and broke out into full war once again from 431 BCE.
Spartans and Sports
A subject the Spartans were intrigued with was of course sport. The Spartans literally lived for their physical exercise, and their prowess and perforce was truly testament to that. With huge success at the Olympic Games of ancient Greece the Spartans had many great champions like Chionis who would only further serve to enthuse their interest in physical sports and exercises.