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Spartan Hoplite | Left: Spartan hoplites in formation. Spartans marked their shields ...

Image of Sparta, Greece army. They had one of the most powerful armies in all of history.

Illustration of a Lacedaemonian / Spartan hoplite officer. The shield and kilt (can we just call them skirts?) is particularly cool. Another author unknown (come on Pinners!).:

KRATOS Illustration of a Lacedaemonian / Spartan hoplite officer. The shield and kilt (can we just call them skirts? Another author unknown (come on Pinners!

Hoplites

BC Greek Hoplites - only used the helmet with the transverse comb on representations of Spartan leaders. These could be Spartans, as at that time Greek warriors used whatever symbol on their shield that they wanted.

Leonidas of Sparta

Epic hero: Leonidas, king of Sparta is known to have led 300 Spartan warriors…

Fantastic CCSS primary source reading on The Making of Spartan Soldiers! This one page excerpt from Plutarch describes how the ancient Spartans would train their army to be the most disciplined in the world. Includes a set of review questions to gauge student understanding. Great for a unit on Ancient Greece!

The Making of Spartan Soldiers Reading

Sparta & Spartan Soldiers Reading This is a fantastic primary source account of how children in the Greek city-state of Sparta were raised to become the

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