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Sparta was a dominant ancient Greek city with military power and owed this military efficiency to its social structure in the region.

 

Sparta History and Life:

http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/sparta

 

Location in Greece:

sparta map

 

 

Spartan Military:

Sparta symbol

The Spartan City State (Sparta) produced what is probably the most iconic military in ancient history. The ancient Spartan warriors are known for their bravery, professionalism and skill, a reputation well deserved. At their zenith they proved themselves to be the best of the Greek hoplite warriors, the premier fighting force of their time.

History of Spartan Military Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1vaNyLpCvo

 

Spartan Weapons and Formations:

spartan weapons

http://www.thewarriorsofgreece.com/facts.html

or video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-Y4wluZLJc

 

Spartan battle of Thermopylae explained:

king-leonidas-the-battle-of-thermopylae-300

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhgMn9rvn_Y

 

Spartan Government:

The Spartan political system was unusual in that it had two hereditary kings from two separate families.

640 Sparta's Militarian Government

 

http://historylink101.com/2/greece3/sparta-goverment.htm

 

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