Tag Archives: Sparta

The Battle of Thermopylae

The Battle of Thermopylae took place in 480 BC between the Spartan led Greek forces and the Persians. Despite the comparatively few losses of the Greeks in comparison with the Persians, the battle was ultimately a loss for the Greeks … Continue reading

Posted in Monthly Musings | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Politics in Ancient Sparta

Many changes in Spartan politics have been attributed to Lykourgos. However as Plutarch writing in the 2nd century AD said, “nothing can be said about Lykourgos that is not disputed”. Historians question whether he was a real man, many men … Continue reading

Posted in Educate Me, Monthly Musings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment