A city in
southern Greece a militarist state home one of the homes of the Spartes,
whose territory included all Laconia and Messenia, and is the most powerful
state in Peloponnesus.
Sparta a prominent
city-state, situated on the banks of the Eurotas River in Laconia, in south-eastern
Peloponnese. It emerged as a to become the dominant military land-power
unique in Greece for its social system and constitution, which is completely
focused on military training and excellence. Its inhabitants known as Spartes
(Spartan citizens, who enjoyed full rights), Mothakes (non-Spartes
free men raised as Spartans),
Perioikoi (freedmen), and Helots (state-owned serfs, enslaved non-Spartes
local population). Spartes
undergo the rigorous agoge
training and education regimen, and Spartes
phalanges were widely considered
to be among the best in battle. Spartes
women enjoyed considerably
more rights and equality to men than elsewhere in the world.
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