Greece Newspaper Project 2nd 8 article set Sparta: The Military ideal



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Greece Newspaper Project

2nd 8 article set


Sparta: The Military ideal

Invaders from the north conquered much of the land in Greece, and one area was called Sparta. Sparta was controlled in 3 groups, the high politics and warriors which consisted of direct descendents of the invaders; the Half-citizens, which were the farmers and basic warriors of the society; and last were the helots, the slaves of Spartan society. One of the reasons for a military society was to keep control of the helots, which outnumbered the rest of their society. Using fear, the Spartans controlled the helots, though the helots in effect greatly despised the Spartans.



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