Ancient Spartan Hoplite Figure
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Feature: Ancient history
Size: 30x25x11cm (11.8" x 10" x 4.3")
Color: Mixed colors
Package: Thicken foam package
Pedestal: Fleece material is used to avoid scratches, improving the texture of the product. (in the last pic)
Sparta was one of the most important city-states in ancient Greece and was famous for its military prowess. The professional and well-trained Spartan hoplites with their distinctive red cloaks and long hair were probably the best and most feared fighters in Greece, fighting with distinction at key battles against the Persian army at Thermopylae and Plataea in the 5th century BCE.
Did you know? The word “spartan” means self-restrained, simple, frugal, and austere. The word laconic, which means pithy and concise, is derived from the Spartans, who prized brevity of speech.
For all Spartan citizens, there was a strong emphasis on military training and frugal living in communal mess halls where simple food such as barley meal, cheese, figs, and wine was the norm. From the age of seven, males had a militaristic upbringing known as the agōgē where they were separated into age groups and lived in barracks. These youths pursued rigorous athletic and military training which became even more demanding from the age of 20 when they joined common mess halls (session) where they often formed homoerotic relations with older, more experienced citizens. This tough training resulted in a professional hoplite army capable of relatively sophisticated battle maneuvers and made them feared throughout Greece, a fact perhaps evidenced by Sparta's notable lack of fortifications for most of its history.
Spartan women could own property which they often gained through dowries & inheritances.
[Sparta Was] Everywhere admired and nowhere imitated. ----Xenophon
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