Leonidas statue in Sparta. Sparta was a prominent city-state in Ancient Greece. Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the overall leader of the combined Greek forces during the Greco-Persian Wars. Between 431 and 404 B.C., Sparta was the principal enemy of Athens.

Leonidas statue in Sparta. Sparta was a prominent city-state in Ancient Greece. Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the overall leader of the combined Greek forces during the Greco-Persian Wars. Between 431 and 404 B., Sparta was t

Ancient Sparta is well known for its powerful military, and for a period of time was dominant in Greece, among the other city-states. They were for a time, enemies with Athens, during the Peloponnesian league.

Ancient Sparta is well known for its powerful military, and for a period of time was dominant in Greece, among the other city-states. They were for a time, enemies with Athens, during the Peloponnesian league.

Fitness in ancient Sparta.  The Spartans may have built one of the finest militaries of the ancient world, but their culture was so harsh that the word “spartan” has become synonymous with an austere way of life. Spartan society was carefully constructed around a strict moral code and sense of duty, and its people underwent extreme hardships and deprivation on their way to becoming accepted as full citizens.  Click on image to read story.

Possibly from the century BC, this pottery shows a battle full of impressive ab-accentuating armor.

“Because We are Also the Only Ones Who Give Birth to Men.”  Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, explaining why Spartan women were allowed to rule men.  Queen Gorgo was the wife of Leonidas. At the time she spoke it, women were second-class citizens just about everywhere, except in Sparta. In contrast to the other women of Greece, Spartan women were treated reasonably well, and enjoyed a much greater level of freedom than their peers could ever expect.

Top 10 Witty (and Badass) Quotes from Ancient Sparta

Cultural Detail: Men between the ages of 8 and 30 were gone training or fighting which left the women to run the everyday life. As a result women in Ancient Sparta had more rights than women in other parts of the ancient world.

Spartan Race runner builds an empire

Cultural Detail: Men between the ages of 8 and 30 were gone training or fighting which left the women to run the everyday life. As a result women in Ancient Sparta had more rights than women in other parts of the ancient world.

The Ruins of Ancient Sparta: Sparta was a Greek city-state that rose to prominence around 650 BCE.  The Spartans were known for their austere way of life and military prowess.

# The Ruins of Ancient Sparta: Sparta was a Greek city-state that rose to prominence around 650 BCE. The Spartans were known for their austere way of life and military prowess.

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Statue of Leonidas I, Sparta. Leonidas, when viewing the might of the vast Persian army, is quoted saying: “If numbers are what matters, all Greece cannot match a small part of that army, but if courage is what counts, this number is sufficient.”

A modern statue of Leonidas, king of Sparta. It is at Thermopylae, the battlefield where he and his Spartans died bravely.

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Butt-Kicking Princesses in History: Arachidamia of Sparta | Kelly Barnhill

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Bronze Spartan running girl statue, although she may actually be dancing. Spartan girls were known as 'thigh flashers' to the Athenians, who were mortified at the freedoms given to them.

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Mystras/Byzantine church    Mystras was a fortified town in Morea (the medieval Peloponnese), on Mt. Taygetos, near ancient Sparta.

*GREECE ~ Mystras/Byzantine church Mystras was a fortified town in the Morea (the medieval Peloponnese), on Mt. Taygetos, near ancient Sparta

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