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Did Spartan women fight in the Peloponnesian War?
There were no women who fought in the Korean War. Women were givennon combative positions such as nurses and supply clerks.
Answer Because people veiwed women to not be strong and felt that their place was at home
Women did indeed fight in WWII. This will come as a shock, but females have fought and participated in war since time immemorial. Just a few examples: Deborah, one of the …Judges of Israel. Source: The Bible (Book of Judges) In 529 BC, Tomyris, Queen of the Massagetae in southwest Asia, led her armies in defeating the invasion of Cyrus the Great of Persia. In 61 AD Queen Boudicca of the Iceni of Norfolk led a major rebellion against the Romans during which she sacked and burned modern day London and St. Albans. Revolutionary War: Margaret Cochran Corbin, born in Pennsylvania in 1751, was assisting her husband John with his cannon when he was killed on Nov. 16, 1776 during a British and Hessian attack on Fort Washington, New York. She took over the cannon and continued to fire at the enemy until she was seriously wounded and lost the use of her arm. In 1779 she was awarded a disabled soldier's pension by the Continental Congress and in 1780 became the only woman enrolled in the "Invalid Regiment" which was stationed at West Point. When the "Invalid Regiment" was disbanded in 1783 Corbin remained in the area drawing her supplies from the commissary and being cared for by the military. She is buried in the soldier's graveyard behind the Old Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where a bronze plaque commemorates her as "the first American woman to take a soldier's part in the War for Liberty". Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley served alongside her husband, John Hays, in the 1st Pennsylvania Artillery and later in the 7th Pennsylvania Regiment. On the battlefield she carried water, swabbed out cannon bores and loaded shot. When John was seriously wounded in June 1778 while fighting at Monmouth, New Jersey, Mary ignored her own wounds and operated his cannon until the battle ended. After the war she was awarded a veteran's pension of $40 per year by the State of Pennsylvania. She is believed by many historians to be the inspiration for the legendary "Molly Pitcher". Deborah Samson (some sources use the spelling Sampson) served with the 4th Massachusetts Regiment disguised as Robert Shurheff (some sources use the spelling Shirtliffe or Shurtliff) from May 1782 until October 1783. She was wounded in a skirmish near Tarrytown, New York and according to some sources was later hit by a musket ball in another skirmish at East Chester. Once her gender was discovered she was given an honorable discharge on October 23, 1783. After the war Deborah married Benjamin Gannett and had three children (Earl, Pauline and Mary). On January 19, 1792, at the urging of Paul Revere who was convinced she should receive a veterans pension, the Massachusetts legislature granted Deborah 34 pounds sterling with interest from her date of discharge. She died on April 29, 1827 and is buried in Rock Ridge Cemetery in Sharon Massachusetts. In 1944 the liberty ship Deborah Sampson Gannett was christened in her honor. On May 23, 1983 she was named the Official Heroine of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in 1985 was honored with a Commemorative Medal by the U.S. Capitol Society. Civil War: Kady (aka Kate) Brownell served as a markswoman with the 1st Rhode Island Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War. She fought openly as a woman in several battles alongside her husband Robert and guarded her unit's flag during the first battle of Bull Run. In August 1861 the 1st Rhode Island disbanded and the Brownells each received a regular army discharge. They reenlisted in the 5th Rhode Island Infantry the following October. Although Kady was ordered to remain at the rear during engagements some contemporary accounts place her on the battlefield at New Bern, North Carolina where Robert was wounded. The Brownell's were transferred to New York where Robert spent several months recuperating in the Soldier's Relief Hospital. They were both discharged in the winter of 1863. In 1884 Kady Brownell was granted a veteran's pension of $8 per month. A surviving photograph taken during her service with the 1st Rhode Island, shows her armed with a sword and wearing a knee length dress over pants. WWI In 1915 Madame Arno, an artist, organized a regiment of Parisian women to fight the Germans. Helene Dutreux was the first of a number of women the French government officially permitted to become military pilots during WW I. Emilienne Moreau fought in the front ranks in a number of actions including the Battle of Loos where she killed two snipers. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the Bristish Red Cross Medal and the St. John Ambulance Society Medal. In 1940 she once again fought for her country earning a second Croix de Guerre. WWII Elena Haas fought with the Czech Resistance. In 1944 she led a raid that destroyed a vital and heavily guarded bridge. Leading several other raids she destroyed Nazi supplies and ammunition as well as killing many of the enemy. She died in 1945 while leading a raid against an airfield. About 1,000 women aviators were trained as fighter and military transport pilots, 30 of them were awarded the Gold Star of a Hero of the Soviet Union for their heroism in combat. Three aviation regiments, the 586th Women's Fighter Regiment, the 587th Women's Bomber Regiment and the 588th Women's Night Bomber Regiment utilized only women pilots, engineers and mechanics. Major Tamara Aleksandrovna commanded a Russian all-female air-borne regiment on more than 400 sorties and 125 combat engagements. She and the women she commanded shot down thirty-eight enemy aircraft during aerial combat. Polina Gelman was a bomber pilot who flew 18 combat missions and was decorated five times. There's also plenty of examples from Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and OIF. Some Bibiography: Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Women and War. New York: Basic Books, 1987. Greenspan, Karen. The Timetables of Women's History. New York: Touchstone Books, 1994. Loth, Heinrich. Women in African Art. Connecticut: Lawrence Hill, 1978. Macksey, Joan & Kenneth. Book of Women's Achievements. New York: Stein & Day, 1975. Miles, Rosalind. The Women's History of the World. London: Michael Joseph, 1988. Muir, Kate. Arms and the Woman. London: Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd., 1992. Polesetsky, Matthew & Wekesser, Carol (ed.) Current Controversies - Women in the Military. California: Greenhaven Press, 1991. Qunta, Christine. Women in Southern Africa. London: Allison & Busby, 1987. Salmonson, Jessica. The Encyclopedia of Amazons. New York: Paragon House, 1991 Seth, Ronald (ed.). Milestones in Japanese History. Philadelphia: Chilton, 1969 Sertima, Ivan Van (ed.). Black Women in Antiquity. New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1984:rev 1988. Stark, Suzanne J. Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1996. Taylor, Kathryn. Generations of Denial: Seventy-five Short Biographies of Women in History. New York: Times Change Press, 1971. Truby, J. David. Women at War. Boulder: Paladin, 1977.
According to the National Archives, women may have fought in the civil war, though they disguised themselves as men. A statement from the Army, which you will find in the atta…ched link, says the Army basically denies and knowledge of females fighting in the civil war, but that some females could have fought without their gender having been identified.
The Peloponisian War 431-404 BCE.
The Persian wars were between the Greeks of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Persians. The Persians wanted to stabilise their empire while the Greek cities were rebelling wit…hin it or supporting those rebellions from the outside. After 50 years of warfare, the Greeks outlasted the Persians and an agreement for Persia to recognise their independence was arranged in 449 BCE. The Peloponnesian war was between the empire established by Athens out of the cities which allied to repel the Persians, and a Peloponnesian League headed by Sparta which opposed Athens when it transferred its attentions to its Greek neighbours. It lasted 431-404 BCE, at the end of which Athens lost the empire it had created.
As he was born in 427 BCE, he was of military age before it ended in 404 BCE, so he was a member of the Athenian army. His mentor Socrates fought in the major battles also - t…here was no exemption for philosophers.
Persia provided a financial subsidy to Sparta which enabled it to double the pay of seamen and rowers, which Athens could not afford to match. This gave the Spartan alli…ance sea-parity with the Athenians. By careful planning they were able to catch the Athenian fleet beached with its crews dispersed feeding themselves at Aigospotamai, and captured it. Athens, without sea power and and penned up in the city, with no way of raising funds from its allies (empire) or procuring food, had to surrender.
They had a walled city and post secure from attack. The secure port allowed import of food during siege. The secure port allowed them to launch amphibious raids on their o…pponents. All this worked for as long as Athens maintained a dominant navy. Later in the war Persia bankrolled a comparable Peloponnesian fleet which changed the balance.
Because it one side was based in the Peloponnesian Peninsula, home of the Dorian Greeks led by Sparta.- the other side was the empire established by Athens. The fighting w…as initially around the Peloponnese Peninsula, but it spread throughout the Greek world east to Asia Minor and west to Sicily as the war continued over its 27-year course.
no women didn't fight in the revolutionary war. Correction: women did fight in the revolutionary war just not as women, a few women dressed as men and enlisted or took the pl…ace of their husbands after they died.
They fought with spears and shields. They trained extremely hard for endurence, strength and no mercy.
In Ancient Wars
King Xerxes who controlled the Persians and the various vassal states of the Persian empire.
Spartan army fough differently according to different trend and changes throughout time, as the ancient state itself is known to have existed at least from 950 BC to the e…nd of antiquity. The era of the greatest Spartan influence including their heyday was Archaic/Early Classical era in Greece (650-450BC) which started with a preference for sword fighting, as well as javelins and spears. Archers and slingers were also present, as well as chariots, but mostly as a transport vehicle. Battle was open and fluid with no particular formations or tactics. By the end of 600's BC, spear replaced sword as a no1 weapon with javelin still being popular. Other missiles like slings, stones and arrows were always popular in certain extent, but always reserved for less than heavy infantry. Chariots begin to slowly die out, but they never completely fell out of use. Battle was still open and fluid, with no particular formation or elaborate strategy, and It remained as such all the way until the end of the 5th century BC, when there are some indication of formations emerging. Only with Alexander the Great, long after Spartan heyday, do Greeks start using close phalanx formations and shiled walls, and later adopting very long sarrisa spear.
In World War 2
Updated Answer: In fact some women did fight in World War 2. In particular for the Red Army and Airforce of the Soviet Union. There are a number of famous female sni…persA including Lyudmila Pavlichenko,B Nina Alexeyevna LobkovskayaC and Roza ShaninaD who were credited with at least 350 confirmed enemy kills between them and who were among 2000 Soviet women who were trained as snipers by 1943.A The Red Army also used women as machine gunners, tank drivers, medics, communication personnel and political officers.E The Soviet Airforce also had women in a front-line role as pilots of the 586th Fighter Aviation Regiment, the 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment and the 125th Guards Bomber Aviation Regiment.E In total they flew more than 30,000 combat sorties, produced over thirty Heroes of the Soviet Union, and included at least two fighter aces.E A Snipers of the Soviet Union. B Lyudmila Pavlichenko Wiki Entry. C Nina Alexeyevna Lobkovskaya Wiki Entry. D Roza Shanina Wiki Entry. E Women in the Russian and Soviet military. See related links. Original Answer: Because at the time, women were not treated the same as men. Men did the physical jobs, like building, and going to war. Women did the other work, such as sewing, and cooking.
Each other. Athens and Sparta, with their respective Greek allies, fought each other. The Persian Empire later sided with Sparta against Athens, but mostly it was Greek agains…t Greek.