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an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess

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Therefore it was great advantage, in the ancient states of Sparta, Athens, Rome, and others, that they had the use of slaves, which commonly did rid those manufactures.
The fabric of the state of Sparta was wholly (though not wisely) framed and composed, to that scope and end.
117: For it is said in the "Cypria" that Alexandrus came with Helen to Ilium from Sparta in three days, enjoying a favourable wind and calm sea.
First go to Pylos and ask Nestor; thence go on to Sparta and visit Menelaus, for he got home last of all the Achaeans; if you hear that your father is alive and on his way home, you can put up with the waste these suitors will make for yet another twelve months.
My own three favourite cities," answered Juno, "are Argos, Sparta, and Mycenae.
Dubravka joined Newcastle on an initial six-month loan deal from Sparta last month, which contains an option to buy, and he made an immediate impression on Tyneside with a man-of-the-match display during the Magpies' 1-0 vicS tory over Manchester United.
The war did not truly end until, in 371, Thebes' crack infantry resoundingly defeated Sparta at Leuctra, forever shattering the myth of Spartan military supremacy.
Sparta Global's chief executive David Rai said: "Our unique model brings improvements to the vocational training of software engineers, bridging the skills gap between education and the workplace for IT graduates but also provides a flexible lowrisk talent proposition to our clients.
Sparta represent a tougher task but the Belgrade boys should be strong enough to avoid defeat, keeping the tie alive for next week's trip to the Czech capital.
Thoma Bravo, LLC will retain a minority stake in Sparta.
8220;It represents what FC Sparta Charlotte believes in, our mission is to make 'the beautiful game' available to all regardless of their ethnicity or socio-economic status,” said Michael Robinson founder of FC Sparta Charlotte.
Highlands Bancorp Inc (OTCQB:HSBK), the parent company of Highlands State Bank, declared on Wednesday that the bank consolidated two Sparta branch offices into one location in the first quarter of 2015.
Bilate reckons the poor run during his time stemmed from Excelsior relegating Sparta from the Eredivisie in 2010.
15 million to help sever the long-standing relationship with East Sparta s water system.
The Sparta Municipal Lease Program provides budget easing financing to local jurisdictions for their essential equipment.