Sparta

One of the city states of ancient Greece, Sparta was well known for its warrior culture.

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What is an Aristocratic republic?

An aristocratic republic is a form of representative government in which the nobility(aristocracy) lead, they aren't necessarily be the most skilled or intelligent people but they are born into a position of wealth and status and derived their power from that. It's contrasted from a democratic republic because it does not allow the ordinary citizens to vote for their representatives. In a republican aristocracy, representatives are voted in by their peers.

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Republic and Aristocracy are two quite different words. Republic comes from the Latin res publica = things held in common. An aristocracy is 'rule by the best people' but in the practical word is oligarchy 'rule by the few', so there is a clear difference between aristocratic/oligarchic rule and the idea of everything held in common ownership of a republic.

Aristotle postulated

Monarchy (rule by one) which tends to degrade to tyranny (rule by a single autocrat).

Aristocracy (rule by the best people) which tends to degrade to oligarchy (rule by the few).

Democracy (people power) which tends to degrade to ochlocracy (mob rule).

So the idea of an 'aristocratic republic' is a contradiction.

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What qualities did Spartans honor?

The qualities that Sparta honored were creating military life and having brave soldiers.They also belived in no bookes ouside contact or personal opinions

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What did Ancient Athens think of Sparta?

Athens' feelings towards Sparta could differ from person to person and most important from time period to time period. For example, the story of the Battle of Thermopylae was considered very heroic but sometimes Spartan culture was made fun of in plays but in the same play Spartans could be seen as admirable (Aristophanes' Lysistrata, for example).

Also, of course, if Athens was at war with Sparta, they would have a much different opinion of them.

But one thing that they were very known for was the fact that they were supposed to be very brief with their words with a dry wit, the etymology for the word "laconic" is a reference to Sparta.

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What is the new name of Sparta?

The name of Sparta is "Σπάρτη", spelled and written with the same way as the ancient city.

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Who were the real rulers of Sparta were?

Helios

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Could helots be hoplites?

The helots were an unfree population group that formed the main population of Laconia and the whole of Messenia (areas of Sparta).

A hoplite was a citizen-soldier of the Ancient Greek City-states. Hoplites occasionally served with the Spartan army.

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Hoplites were armoured soldiers, so the Spartan infantry was comprised of hoplites.

The Spartan helots (serfs) were used as light infantry and archers, however later during the Peloponnesian War (the force which Brasidas took north in 422 BCE were helot hoplites), and later when the ongoing wars had depleted the Spartan hoplite numbers, they expanded the use of helots as hoplites, often with the inducement of being freed of serfdom (being bound to their plot of land) after successful service.

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What are the ways Lycurgus eliminated luxury and wealth in Sparta?

Lycurgus of Sparta instituted military and egalitarian reforms e.g. one Spartan household had the same things as the next Spartan home .

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What is sima Qian's attitude towards wealth?

In his early life, he didn't consider wealth very important, mainly because of the education he took. However, after the Li Ling Event, which could have been solved by a great deal of money, his attitude changed. He said that to seek wealth was human nature, but on the other hand he thought good fame and contribution was more meaningful.

He was in contradiction, in fact. These can be seen in his book.

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Why did Sparta make no great contribution to civilization?

Sparta was first and foremost a military organization. The arts were not particularly valued since they distracted from military training. Their society was focused on supporting the full-time soldiers who were at the top of the social heap. Culture and religion were taken from the rest of the Greek cities.

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What did Sparta use as money?

They used round stones, difficult to trade and no intrinsic value, the currency was not accepted outside of Sparta. It kept all their "money" in their local economy.

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is that they used money like all the rest of the Greeks,only Spartan citizens/read soldiers were not allowed to have or possess any, so the buying and trade was done for them by slaves.And trade between cities was done by dwellers of Sparta that were not full citizens (were not born to mother and father Spartan,complicated story...)

The stone money has more metaphorical meaning.

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Who warns the trojans about the wooden horse?

Princess/Priestess Cassandra but she was cursed w the prohency of being correct but never believed by Apollo.

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What are some positive and negative things about living in Sparta?

What are some positive and negative things about about living in Sparta?

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Which side Athens or Sparta controlled more coastal areas?

Athens

Athens was a navy city, whose power lay on the ocean with her ships.

Sparta was a land city, whose power lay with her hoplites and warrior strength.

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Did spartan warriors have makeup?

I don't believe so. Spartan warriors may have thought it demeaning to wear make-up. I might be wrong though.

No and the spartan women were forbidden to wear make-up, perfume and jewellery.

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What type of food supply did Spartans have?

It depends on what stage of their Spartan life you are referring to.

I have read that during their early years, during military training, that spartan boys were sometimes fed pig fat and pig blood. The idea was that if you could stomach anything you would have a better chance of surviving. It also encouraged the boys/trainees to steal food. When caught they were punished not for stealing but for being caught. Again it was meant to ensure their survival.

Once they graduated or became men I believe they could eat anything, but their diet was still somewhat limited. Because Sparta discouraged trading there would have been little exotic foods. The diet would of consisted of whatever the Helots, the Spartan agricultural slaves, grew. Which would have been whatever was native to southern Greece.

Sorry, I can't be more specific.

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How did the army affect life in Sparta?

The army effected life in Sparta because boys/men had to serve in it til they were 60 which left the women in charge. and the women had much more rights than other women in Greece they could own land and ran their households(unlike Athen women who han almost no rights at all)and Spartan women also received physical training, because they thought they could bear healthy children if they did so. also Sparta elected officials that actually had more power than the kings because they handled daily activites like dealings between other greek city-states(which included their enimes Athens)....ok well theeir is a lot more but i don't want 2 be here all day, well hope this helps!

k.

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How did Spartans treat their laws?

Sparta pwned athens they ripped there flesh and ate there soul for breakfast

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What Program Is Best for Making Sparta Remixes?

I only know Audacity and Window Movie Maker

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Did Athens or Sparta have more shipbuilders?

athens did i think...

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What city is farther north Athens or Sparta?

athens

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What happened in 450 bc at Athens?

alcibiades was born in the Athens (famous greek god)

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In what way did a boy's life in Athens differ from a boy's life in Sparta?

athenian boys went to school ;spartan boys served in the military

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Is Sparta still a major city in Greece today?

Yes it is.

The modern city of Sparti is located at the same location of ancient Sparta and is the administrative center of the Laconia region.

No it is not. Infact, it doesn't even exist. It was once the greatest powers in Greece, but lost the Peloponnesian War to the Athens. It is a great mystery as to what happened to the Spartans afterwords.

Crete is a major city.

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Who defeated Athens and Thebes at Chaeronea?

Philip king of Macedonia.

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What are four facts about spartan oligarchy?

the government discouraged foreign visitors, banned travel abroad for any reason but military ones, frowned upon citizens who studies arts and literature, and two kings headed a council of elders.

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