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  Ancient Greece: Sparta
In the eighth century BC, Sparta, like all her neighbors, was a monarchy with a limited oligarchy.
The marriage ceremony had an unusual ritual involved: at the end of the ceremony, the man carried his wife off as if he were taking her by force (this did not mean, however, that the status of women was bad in Sparta, as we shall see later).
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)

  
  Sparta
Sparta (also known as Lacedaemeon) is situated on the southern Peloponnesus, and was originally founded during the Dorian invasions.
Sparta was one such a city, where strict dominion was held over the city, and its occupants.
The city of Sparta was originally founded during and after the Mycenaen War, in which the Dorian Spartans crossed the Taygetus mountains and took the territory of the Messenia.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/aegean/thecities/sparta.html   (530 words)

  
  Sparta - Crystalinks
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.
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.
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  Sparta - LoveToKnow 1911
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.
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.
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.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Sparta   (5082 words)

  
  History of Sparta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
The final success of Sparta and the capture of Athens in 405 BCE were brought about partly by the treachery of Alcibiades, who induced the state to send Gylippus to conduct the defence of Syracuse, to fortify Decelea in northern Attica, and to adopt a vigorous policy of aiding Athenian allies to revolt.
Sparta is the capital of the prefecture (nomos) of Lacedaemon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Sparta   (3246 words)

  
 Sparta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sparta had the best army in ancient Greece; and was the most powerful state before the rise of Athens, a naval power, after the Persian Wars (during these wars the Spartans would become legendary for their stand in the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC).
Sparta was defeated by the city of Argos and later by Tegea.
Sparta is the center of an agricultural plain whose focus is the Eurotas valley.
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 Sparta, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
This Oeonus, son of Licymnius, had once visited Sparta with Heracles 1, and was killed by the sons of Hippocoon 2, for having himself killed their dog that had attacked him.
Menelaus and Helen reigned as king and queen of Sparta when the Trojan Paris came for a visit, and violating all rules of hospitality, abducted his host's wife and took her to Troy.
Orestes 2 also succeeded to the throne of Sparta, for the Lacedaemonians considered his claim to the throne prior to that of Nicostratus and Megapenthes 1, these being sons of Menelaus by one or perhaps two slave women, whereas Orestes 2 was the son of one of the daughters of King Tyndareus.
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 Sparta
Sparta prided itself not on art, learning, or splendid buildings, but on its valiant men who served their city in the place of walls of bricks.
Among Sparta's most heroic achievements was the stand taken by its fighting men at the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, during the Persian Wars.
Sparta's prowess naturally brought rivalry with Athens, the leader of the northern states and for a time of all Greece.
library.thinkquest.org /17709/cities/sparta.htm   (1072 words)

  
 Mr. Dowling's Sparta Page
Sparta was a polis that valued physical courage, strength, and bravery in war.
Sparta did not welcome visitors from other cities, and Spartans were not allowed to travel.
Sparta is on the Peloponnesus, a hilly, rocky area at the southern end of the Greek peninsula.
www.mrdowling.com /701-sparta.html   (179 words)

  
 History of Ancient Sparta
Sparta in the 8th and 7th century BC was open to foreigners.
Sparta pretending to give liberty to the most worthy Helots, who had fought bravely, selected two thousand of the best men and after honoring them and crowning them with garlands at a ceremony, slain them by secret orders from the Ephors.
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)

  
 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)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sparta
Sparta to take refuge there — where he died (2 Maccabees 5:9).
Sparta was reduced to the rank of a simple bishopric; it remains the same today, but the see is called Monembasia and
Sparta and exercises his jurisdiction over all the district of this name.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14209b.htm   (566 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)

  
 Sparta Reconsidered - Overview - Historical culture of Sparta
Sparta was the first and only Greek city-state to develop a complex system of mutual defence treaties, and it repeatedly intervened to defend democracy against tyranny.
Sparta was the only Greek city-state in which women enjoyed elementary rights such as the right to inheritance, property ownership and public education.
But Sparta was eclipsed by the rise of Athens, a city with roughly five times the number of citizens and, by the early 5th century, an Empire.
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 Ancient History Sourcebook: 11th Brittanica: Sparta
In the course of three expeditions to the Peloponnese conducted by Epaminondas, the greatest soldier and statesman Thebes ever produced, Sparta was weakened by the loss of Messenia, which was restored to an independent position with the newly built Messene as its capital, and by the foundation of Megalopolis as the capital of Arcadia.
But Sparta had neiLher the men nor the money to recover her lost position, and the cantinued existence on her borders of an independent Messenia and Arcadia kept her in constant fear for her own safety.
Medieval Sparta.-In A.D. 396 Alaric destroyed the city and at a later period Laconia was invaded and settled by Slavonic tribes, especially the Melings and Ezerits, who in turn had to give way before the advance of the Byzantine power, though preserving a partial independence in the mountainous regions.
www.fordham.edu /HALSALL/ancient/eb11-sparta.html   (4247 words)

  
 Sparta Reconsidered - Overview - Historical culture of Sparta
Sparta was the only Greek city-state to introduce a land reform aimed at equalising wealth among its citizens.
Sparta was the first and only Greek city-state to develop a complex system of mutual defence treaties, and it repeatedly intervened to defend democracy against tyranny.
Sparta was the only Greek city-state in which women enjoyed elementary rights such as the right to inheritance, property ownership and public education.
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 Sparta - PopMatters Concert Review
When the opportunity to see Sparta arose, I was ready and willing to be swept off my feet, hoping for some of the magic that surrounded At the Drive In.
Sparta, who was opening for Weezer and Dashboard Confessional, took the stage while the crowd was still filing into the Tweeter Center.
Sparta was surely not trying to be a pop band, but without some semblance of a catchy melody, they failed to even attract new fans.
www.popmatters.com /music/concerts/s/sparta-020711.shtml   (574 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology: Sparta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sparta was the rival of Athens in ancient historical times.
The soldiers of Sparta were famed for their discipline and indifference to pleasure or pain.
Sparta is in the southern part of the Greek mainland.
www.mythweb.com /encyc/entries/sparta.html   (82 words)

  
 SPARTA Solutions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SPARTA is an expert security firm that applies scientific methods to create sustainable integrated security solutions for high-risk environments.
SPARTA is a growing security management consulting and technology firm that strives to be the premier provider of automated intelligent video surveillance solutions enabling anywhere, anytime video monitoring, activity detection and behavior recognition, with 24/7 central station response.
Since 1994, SPARTA Consulting Corporation has provided hundreds of commercial, industrial and governmental entities with security consulting services designed to increase the safety and security of both their human and physical resources.
www.spartasolutions.net /aboutus_main.htm   (227 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   (916 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Sparta
Sparta SPARTA [Sparta], city of ancient Greece, capital of Laconia, on the Eurotas (Evrótas) River in the Peloponnesus.
Spartan Society Sparta's government was headed by two hereditary kings furnished by two families; they were titular leaders in battle and in religion.
Sparta, Ill., Chamber raise yearly dues by $15 during meeting.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Sparta   (664 words)

  
 Sparta United Methodist Church   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sparta UMC has been so honored six of the last seven years, making it only one of of four churches in the entire conference to be selected so many times.
The Sparta United Methodist Church was organized in 1889 as a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
It was in the Sparta Circuit Charge, Marion District and the Holston Conference.
www.gbgm-umc.org /spartaumc   (413 words)

  
 Sparta: Wiretap Scars: Pitchfork Record Review
True, Sparta probably doesn't stand a chance against ATDI in the originality department-- their sound is, frankly, like At the Drive-In crossed with pretty much every guitar-centric group fortunate enough to make it past the Clear Channel family-filters.
Sparta's real 'film at eleven'-sized surprise, however, isn't the musical similarity to their parent group, but how closely Ward's vocals stick to Cedric Bixler's signature formula.
Sparta have made what seems to be a conscious decision to forsake innovation in the name of refinement, and they handle it well, never coming off like the almost-ran ATDI retreads they had such potential to.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/s/sparta/wiretap-scars.shtml   (744 words)

  
 Sparta - Simple English Wikipedia
Sparta was a stable and solid polis/city state with a very strong military and a government that was well lead.
Sparta held a firm military, and was known as one of the strongest city-states in Greece.
The most common way that the Spartans killed the weak was to leave them on a mountainside.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sparta   (139 words)

  
 Sparta
Sparta, also called Lacedæmon, was the capital of the province of Laconia in southern Peloponnese and one of the leading cities of Greece.
In the Homeric world, Laconia was the kingdom of Menelaus, brother of Agamemnon (himself king of Argos, or of Mycenæ) and husband of Helen.
The city also had two hereditary kings from two different families, endowed with mostly religious functions but also involved in political life through their membership in the Council of the Elders, one of whom was chosen as commander in chief in case of war.
plato-dialogues.org /tools/loc/sparta.htm   (975 words)

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