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  History of Sparta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article covers the history of Sparta from its founding to the present, concentrating primarily on the Spartan state during the height of its power from the 6th to the 4th century BCE.
By the withdrawal of Sparta and her Peloponnesian allies from the fleet the perils and the glories of the Persian War were left to Athens, which, though at the outset merely the leading state in a confederacy of free allies, soon began to make herself the mistress of an empire.
Sparta is the capital of the prefecture (nomos) of Lacedaemon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Sparta   (3361 words)

 History of Ancient Sparta
During Sparta's history, the habitation center in the Eurotas valley had changed many times, but the Dorian city which was comprised from five villages, occupied the territory of today's city of Sparta.
Sparta in the 8th and 7th century BC was open to foreigners.
When the Roman commander Flamininus invaded Laconia and laid siege to Sparta, after a few days of fighting a non honorable truce was accepted by Sparta, in which was loosing all the Perioikic cities on the coasts and her fleet.
www.sikyon.com /Sparta/history_eg.html   (10532 words)

 Ancient History Sourcebook: 11th Brittanica: Sparta
Sparta had despatched an army in 490 to aid Athens in repelling the armament sent against it by Darius under the command of Datis and Artaphernes: but it arrived after the battle of Marathon had been fought and the issue of the conflict decided.
By the withdrawal of Sparta and her Peloponnesian allies from the fleet the perils and the glories of the Persian War were left to Athens, who, though at the outset merely the leading state in a confederacy of free allies, soon began to make herself the mistress of an empire.
For Sparta the long era of war and intestine struggle had ceased and one of peace and a revived prosperity took its place, as is witnessed by the numerous extant inscriptions belonging to this period.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/eb11-sparta.html   (4247 words)

 Sparta - History
Sparta had deliberately chosen, during the seventh and sixth centuries B.C, to develop into a city-state very unlike others, because of the underlying fear of a helot uprising.
The diet was plain, including usually a type of broth or porridge,which was well-known outside Sparta for its nastiness.It was apparently dark gray in color.The syssition was a military section, and the Spartan was now no less at the beck and call of the state than he had been as a boy.
Sparta had avoided the total democracy of many other states by compromising at an early stage and adopting a constitution which had some of the the features of monarchy, some of aristocracy (the gerousia), some of democracy(the ephoroi and the assembly).
www.laconia.org /sparti_h_1.htm   (2588 words)

 AC Sparta Praha - The Club - History - AC Sparta Praha
Sparta, usually along with Slavia, has always been a base for the national team; Sparta players contributed to the biggest achievements of the Czechoslovak and Czech national teams.
Sparta did qualify during the next three years, however, and in the 1999/2000 and 2001/2002 it won through to the quarter-final stages.
Sparta did not qualify for the group stage in 2002/2003, when it was beaten by the Belgium club Genk in the third round of qualifying.
www.sparta.cz /en/about-club/history/acspartapraha.shtml   (1662 words)

 History of Sparta, Pa.
SPARTA TOWNSHIP occupies the northeast corner of Crawford County, and is bounded on the north by Erie and on the east by Warren County; Rome Township bounds it on the south, and Bloomfield on the west.
The territory of Sparta in 1800 was a part of Mead Township, but in the same year it was made a portion of the newly organized Oil Creek.
By Act of Assembly approved April 23, 1829, Sparta Township was made a new election district, and the house of George White appointed as the voting place.
history.rays-place.com /pa/sparta-pa.htm   (2669 words)

 Sparta - Crystalinks
Nevertheless, it is not probable that without the training introduced by Lycurgus the Spartans would have been successful in securing their supremacy in Laconia, much less in the Peloponnese, for they formed a small immigrant band face to face with a large and powerful Achaean and autochthonous population.
Sparta felt that an effort was necessary to recover her position, and Pausanias, the victor of Plataea, was sent out as admiral of the Greek fleet.
Materially Sparta must have remained almost unaffected, but she was forced to take action by the pressure of her allies and by the necessities imposed by her position as head of the league.
www.crystalinks.com /sparta.html   (2836 words)

 Almost 100
The history of these brave guardians of culture is documented in a book compiled by Phillip C. Thurston from his genealogical and historical collection.
Sparta has the distinction of being one of the three oldest public libraries in Wisconsin.
Sparta's Dr. F.P. Stiles went to bat for the town and after being turned down a number of times, successfully received the sum of $10,000, upon the condition that a permanent provision should be made by the city in an amount each year equaling 10% of the gift to maintain the same.
www.spartalibrary.org /history.htm   (946 words)

 City Of Sparta-Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sparta is the county seat of Monroe County, nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of western Wisconsin.
Sparta's claim as the "Bicycling Capital of America" is based upon the first rail bed in Wisconsin to be converted to bike trails between Sparta and Elroy.
Sparta is home to many unique shops in our historic downtown district and world recognized manufacturers in our growing business parks.
www.spartawisconsin.org   (156 words)

 Early History of Sparta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In ancient Greek tradition, Sparta was founded by Lacedaemon, son of Zeus and Taygete, a daughter of Atlas and one of the Pleiades; it was named after Lacedaemon's wife, who was the daughter of the River Eurotas.
The walls of Mycenae and Tiryns were constructed by the mythical giants known as Cyclopes, and the term cyclopaean is still used to designate a style of masonry characterized by the use of massive boulders.
Perseus was the great-grandson of Sparta and Lacedaemon and a son of Zeus.
mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu /thucydides_lecture/sixty_a.htm   (203 words)

 An Early History of Weimer, Sparta, Genoa and Gilbert, Minnesota
Since very much of the early history of this region was handed down by word of mouth, or can be recalled only in a hazy fashion by some of the pioneers, there may be a few errors in the account of the early history of Gilbert and Sparta.
Before Sparta and Gilbert were ever thought of, John B. Weimer, a mine prospector and cruiser, had established a small settlement of a handful of people, which was located on the spot where Sparta later stood.
One of the interesting incidents in the history of Sparta was the strike of miners in 1907 under the supervision of the Western Federation of Miners.
www.angelfire.com /mn3/gilbert/gilberthistory.html   (6675 words)

 Talk History Forum - Sparta Vs. Athens
Sparta was a communist state: there was no privately owned property and consequently no coinage.
Sparta's fall from power was not due in any way to some indecisiveness in their victory.
Sparta, due to inner disrepancies (antiquated social structure, a 10 slaves to 1 citizen analogy, a very conservative attitude, among others) could not capitalize on her victory, no matter how great it was.
www.talk-history.com /forum/printthread.php?t=1319   (1749 words)

 The History of Sparta, extracted from the Encyclopedia Galatica
Within months of the start of the rebellion, the Legion forces off-world lead by the son of the slain commander arrived, and in concert with scattered remnants of Legion forces still on planet, and elements of the local populace loyal to the old government, the Legion quickly destroyed the rebels and their mercenary allies.
While Sparta is only a single planet, the presence of the Legion, considered one of the premier mercenary units in existence, gives Sparta considerable influence among the other non-aligned and independent worlds of the periphery.
The story of the Legion and the history of Sparta is not cannon to the Battletech universe and is purely the imagination of the author.
www.rumbolo.com /games/legion/Sparta_history.htm   (1596 words)

 Home Page
Sparta is a lightweight Java XML package that includes an XML parser, a DOM, and an XPath interpreter.
Sparta was originally written in Hewlett-Packard Labs to support a project creating an infrastructure for building agile applications that distribute themselves throughout the global Internet and aggregate ensembles of local appliances.
Based on the serialization experiments access to the Sparta DOM is 44% faster than access to the Crimson DOM and more than three times faster than access to the Xerces DOM.
sparta-xml.sourceforge.net   (670 words)

 Custom essay on History / Sparta - Essay Empire
Furthermore, modern Sparta has not been the subject of extensive excavation as has Athens, where the efforts of scholars as well as haphazard finds due to the construction of subways and the expansion of the capital city of Greece have led to major discoveries.
In Sparta, public construction was limited to a few government buildings, gymnasiums, and temples, and for our knowledge of most of these we are currently dependent less on excavations than on the descriptions of Pausanias, who wrote a guide to Greece in the second century AD.
Sparta was located inland, with the nearest port, Gythium, 27 miles to the south.
www.essayempire.com /samples/history/sparta/105.html   (1993 words)

 Sparta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sparta had the best army in ancient Greece; it was the most powerful state before the rise of Athens, and many would argue that it remained so afterwards.
If a Spartan hoplite were to return to Sparta alive and without his shield, it was assumed that he threw his shield at the enemy in an effort to flee; an act punishable by death or banishment.
Excavations were carried on near Sparta, on the site of the Amyclaeum in 1890 by (?)Tsounas, and in 1904 by Furtwängler, and at the shrine of Menelaus in Therapne by Ross in 1833 and 1841, and by Kastriotis in 1889 and 1900.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sparta   (4737 words)

 The Socratics' Sparta And Rousseau's - history seminar
Then, there are the dozen or more formal similarities to Sparta in the ideal states of both the Republic and the Laws, including some of unarguably great importance: the hierarchy of rulers over ruled; equality of lifestyle; freedoms for women; state education of the youth; moral and political order; and constant surveillance of the citizens.
Rousseau's favourable view of Sparta was formed in the course of a raging polemic on luxury (Borghero 1969) during the years 1749-53; that was a period when he was 'entre Socrate et Caton', between the Greek sage, the better philosopher, and the Roman republican philosopher in arms, the better citizen.
Sparta, by way of the mirage, was the fons et origo of the western tradition of political utopiography.
www.history.ac.uk /eseminars/sem23.html   (6402 words)

 Sparta Manufacturing History
Sparta Manufacturing Corporation was founded in July, 1993 by Gary and Nancy Strobel as an alternative source of income and also to try to build a less expensive Hopper Bottom Trailer for the farmer.
Sparta's products are considered to be a premium steel trailer in the industry.
Sparta's main products are Grain Hopper Trailers for use on farming operations.
www.spartatrailers.com /history/history.htm   (421 words)

 Jug Tavern - History
Sparta is the oldest surviving settlement in the Town of Ossining, which includes the Village of Ossining (formerly Sing Sing) and part of the Village of Briarcliff Manor, along the east bank of the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York.
April 22: The first known record of the name "Sparta" is an entry in the Record Book of the Town of Mount Pleasant, showing that William Hall was granted a license to operate a tavern in Sparta.
The residents of Sparta agreed to have their hamlet absorbed by the Village of Ossining because of the services and other benefits that they would receive from the village.
www.jugtavern.org /history.htm   (1349 words)

 Ancient Greece: Sparta
Greek history does, after all, come down to us through the eyes of the other major city-state in Greece, Athens, a bitter enemy and rival of Sparta.
In the eighth century BC, Sparta, like all her neighbors, was a monarchy with a limited oligarchy.
In a short time, Sparta had formed alliances with a huge number of states in the southern part of Greece (called the Peloponnesus), and had become the major power in Greece when the Persians invaded in 490 BC.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/GREECE/SPARTA.HTM   (1602 words)

 A Brief History of Sparta Station
Thousands of tourists and vacationers passed through it on their way to the inns of Sparta and the waters of Lake Mohawk.
Sparta's mail came by train to the station.
Everything from coal to ice and cement arrived at the station for delivery to the residents of early Sparta.
tristaterail.org /sparthx.html   (221 words)

 Sparta: Discovering Ancient Sparta and Greek History
Sparta magazine, the only UK’s educational print periodical for ancient Sparta and Greek history, is on stands now.
Sparta offers the opportunity to advance students, teachers, independent scholars and academics as well as artists and history lovers to publish their thoughts and studies in the most original approach.
Sparta is an informal community, established by the editorial board, the authors and subscribers.
www.prweb.com /releases/2006/6/prweb404024.htm   (539 words)

 History - Sparta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The headquarters of Sparta is in central Laconia.
Sparta is always an armed camp because of the Helots.
Sparta devotes its entire diplomatic and foreign policy into making sure the rest of Greece is at peace.
www.nogardianknights.com /nakquda/history/sparta.html   (928 words)

 Alleghany Chamber: Sparta, NC
Sparta is home to Alleghany High School, Sparta Elementary School -- the largest of three elementary schools in the county -- the satellite campus of Wilkes Community College, Alleghany Memorial Hospital and four of the county's largest manufacturers.
Sparta is governed by a five-member elected council and mayor.
The Bank of Sparta was established in 1902 and merged with three other banks to form Northwestern Bank in 1937 under the leadership of Sparta businessman Edwin Duncan.
www.sparta-nc.com /chamber/sparta.html   (946 words)

 Sparta - Introduction
Sparta, whose population,although small, didn't keep it from becoming the first military power of its time.
In the pages of the very rich Hellenic mythology, a very special position is held by the founders of Sparta and those who wrote the prologue of its later glorious history.
Sparta, Lycurgus, and Leonidas are names that since have traveled beyond the Hellenic borders and have been naturalized in Universal History.
www.laconia.org /Sparti_introduction.htm   (392 words)

 Ancient Greece history Sparta Athens Peloponessian war
  In or around 1450 B.C. one of the most cataclysmic volcanic eruptions in recorded history, that may have involved tidal waves, earth quakes, and crop failures, severely disrupted Minoan civilisation and the Mycenaens were able to bring Minoan Crete under their sway and to displace the Minoans in exercising a widespread power and influence.
In this instance the goddess Aphrodite is said to have promised Helen to Paris, and to have caused Helen to fall in love with him.
Sparta, fearing rebellion by its Helots, imposed a Peloponessian League within its orbit that compelled neighbouring states to render assistance to Sparta if required.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /history/ancient_greece.html   (2332 words)

 Sparta Public Library--History
The Sparta Public Library was officially formed in September 1943.
In November 1943 the Sparta School Board donated books from the defunct WPA library, and in February of 1944, books owned by the Monday Club were donated to the city for the first Sparta Public Library.
Through its membership, the Sparta Public Library offers access to books and information from libraries throughout the state and across the country through interlibrary loan, materials for the blind and physically handicapped, literacy support materials, and many other services.
www.sparta.lib.il.us /history.htm   (289 words)

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