Greece

On this website, Greece is used to refer more or less to the area occupied by the modern state of Greece, even though in ancient times the Greek world extended into Anatolia and well beyond the confines of the Aegean Sea.

The Spartans at war

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The Spartans at war

Myth vs reality

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Were the Spartans really so great in war? What are the roots of their image as invincible super-soldiers? A deep dive into their history and institutions shows that there is some truth, but also a great deal of distortion.