Sparta was one of the most important Greek city-states throughout the Archaic and Classical periods and was famous for...
Leonidas I of Sparta
Leonidas was the Spartan king who famously led a small band of Greek allies at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BCE where...
Gorgo of Sparta
Gorgo was the queen of the Greek city-state of Sparta, daughter of the king Cleomenes (reigned 520-490 BCE), wife of...
The Women of Sparta: Athletic, Educated, and Outspoken Radicals of the Greek World
The laws of Sparta were developed and written by Lycurgus, a legendary lawmaker who, in the 7th century BCE reorganized...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Sparta
Sparta was one of the most important cities in ancient Greece, and the stories of its heroic warriors continue to be retold...
The Aegean Sea lies between the coast of Greece and Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). It contains over 2,000 islands which...