The Helots: Slave Warriors of Ancient Sparta
By Ḏḥwty, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins The ancient Greek city-state of Sparta had a social hierarchy that was different from
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After 300: The Posthumous Vengeance of King Leonidas of Sparta
By Riley Winters, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins Mythologically descended from the hero Herakles, the Agiad dynasty of ancient Sparta reigned
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The Peloponnesian War Summary of Battles and Betrayals: Athens’ Last Stand
The Peloponnesian War Summary of Battles and Betrayals: The Sicilian Expedition can be found HERE. The year is 413 BC
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The Peloponnesian War – The Sicilian Expedition
The Sicilian Expedition To read the previous segment on the Peloponnesian War, Click HERE. When we left off last week,
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The Peloponnesian War Summary of Battles and Betrayals – Part Two
To Read Part One, Click here: https://classicalwisdom.com/the-peloponnesian-war-summary-part-one/ The entirety of the Peloponnesian war is broken into two parts, punctuated by
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The Peloponnesian War Summary of Battles and Betrayals – Part One
You couldn’t imagine two cities less alike. Athens was a powerful democracy where citizens spent their days reclining and discussing
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Nothing More Demoralizing
By Ben Potter and Van Bryan “Money…there’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.” So says the 5th-century Greek
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How important is the health of a ruler?
The classical age was rife with plague and disease. After all, the ancient world very often chalked up illnesses to
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The (ancient) Building Boom
We haven’t lived in the city long enough to become nostalgic for the town that it once was. We can’t
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We’re building a wall…and Sparta’s going to pay for it!
We’ve discussed The Donald in these pages before. Almost every time we’ve come back from the ordeal beaten and bloodied
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