The Complex Life In Sparta

  • Published 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated

Sparta and Athens were two of the most powerful state-cities in Ancient Greece. And they were different in every sense. While Athens was built on democracy, Sparta was built on military service.

Spartan men devoted their lives to the military service. They lived communally well into adulthood. Spartans were taught that loyalty to the state came before everything else. A Spartan would rather die on the field than come back home.

Spartans existence is similar to being a monk. Your room is bare, you live simply, and eat sparingly. Boys were even encouraged to steal food so that they learn skills they can use on the military field.

Spartan men had to stay fit and be ready to fight until the age of 60. And all of that stems from the fact they considered to be direct descendants of the Greek hero Hercules.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

wild west documentary
youtube icon

The American frontier, or better known as the Wild West or Old West, includes the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of America...

  • 263
  • 1 week ago
  • 6(1)
legend of the minotaur
youtube icon

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur is a mythical creature portrayed in classical times with the head and tail of a bull and body of a man. As the Roman poet Ovid describes him,...

  • 334
  • 3 weeks ago
  • 10(1)
nordlingen germany
youtube icon

Nordlingen is a historic German town built inside a meteorite crater. It is one of only 3 towns that has its city walls intact.The city, located in Bavaria, sits on a pile of ...

  • 230
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
holocaust documentary
youtube icon

The Holocaust, or as some call it the Shoah, was the World War II genocide of the European Jews. Between 1941 and 1945, Nazi Germany and its collaborators murdered more than ...

  • 242
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated

4,310 Videos / 13,232,548 Views

Related Articles
The ruins date back thousands of years. At one point in history, they served as the palace of King Herod. Even though th...
  • 441
  • 2 weeks ago
Located in Montezuma County, Colorado, the park protects some of the best Ancestral Puebloan archeological sites in the ...
  • 614
  • 1 month ago
She established a series of documents acknowledging women and their equal liberties. Marie wrote a personal letter to th...
  • 488
  • 1 month ago
ollowing the explosion, more than 300,000 people are left homeless. Lebanon’s President blamed the detonation on 2,750...
  • 560
  • 2 months ago