Sparta

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an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess

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THE STORY: Conrad Farrell, a classics major at Williams College, is enamored with the warrior culture of ancient Sparta.
TWO people dressed as soldiers from ancient Sparta helped pupils from a Coventry school take a step back in time.
And, as in ancient Sparta, national security and militarism can become easily intertwined with these conversations.
Last September the leading expert on Ancient Sparta, Paul Cartledge, published Thermopylae: The Battle that Changed the World (Macmillan, pounds 20).
The degree of control the state exercised over the individual in ancient Sparta would be the envy of any modern dictator.
Adds Hitz, "A bachelor party is an old tradition that is thought to have originated in ancient Sparta when soldiers would toast each other on the eve of a friend's wedding.
First, it seeks to expose as myth the popular belief that ancient Sparta can be regarded as a communist or socialist society.
Ancient Sparta was located on the plain of the Eurotas River, where the modern town of the same name is located today.
Prior author of a notable book on Spartan education, Kennell (affiliated with the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies, Athens) turns his hand to a complete history of ancient Sparta from its origins to its demise in late antiquity.
In a society like ours where gays in the military, same-sex marriage, and pedophilia are (to varying degrees) hot-button issues, it may come as a surprise to many people that male homosexual relationships were prized and fostered in such militaristic societies as ancient Sparta and in Japan's samurai warrior culture.
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