Want to know how to fight?

Come to Sparta!

Sparta is the most dominant army in all of Greece! For free spartan citizens, the main form of education for males consisted of learning to fight in battle. Military training starts at age 7 for males. At the age of 20, they become a full soldier and could marry and start a family. Females although, were expected to be in shape and athletic. Spartans believed that females being athletic would directly affect the children she had. Females had to be emotionally hard because they had to give up their children to become soldiers at the age of 7.
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Sparta uses a form of government that allows free males to be elected to become officials in order to run day to day operations and utilize a council of elders to create laws. This results in a tired society with the citizens having much higher status than helots or slaves.
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Unlike Athens, Sparta's economy depended on conquering other people and farming. Sparta's land was not enough to feed all of it's people. Because most of the Spartan men spent their lives as warriors, Sparta used slaves to produce it's goods. Sparta conquered other neighboring regions.


The ancient Spartans believed in religion and the gods like the majority of the ancient Greek states. Therefore the religion of Sparta was Polytheism.

Societal Setup

Men trained to be soldiers and women were trained to be emotionally hard. Men started to train at age 7 and became soldiers at the age of 20. They were required to live in barracks until the age of 30. Women were expect to be competent athletes. They were trained to fight as a last line of defense.
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Intellectual Advancements

Sparta was a fighting state and is more known for its militaristic accomplishments. But Sparta was the only Greek city-state to introduce land reform aimed at equalizing wealth among its citizens. Spartans were not only literate, but admired for their intellectual culture and verbal skills. Socrates himself says "the most ancient and fertile homes of philosophy among the Greeks are Crete and Sparta, where are found more sophists than anywhere on earth." (Plato, Protagoras, 343b:366.)


The common assumption that Sparta lacked artistic achievements is incorrect. Pausanias, traveling through Sparta in the second century AD, recorded hundreds of significant buildings, temples, monuments, tombs, and public buildings – that were part and parcel of Spartan art and culture. Spartan poets were admired throughout the ancient world – and it was one of these who wrote the first recorded heterosexual love poems known today.