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The Greatest Motivational Speech Ever, by Leonidas, King of Sparta

King Leonidas of Sparta, left with only a few fighters from the original 300 at Thermopylae, gave a speech with great motivational power.

King Leonidas of Ancient Sparta Vandalized

Greeks in Melbourne expressed their outrage at the vandalism of the bust of King Leonidas, that beautifies the city of Melbourne. The Pallaconian Brotherhood...

Sparta Place Gets his Leonidas but no Garden

As part of the sisterhood of Greek city Sparta and Moreland in Melbourne, a bronze bust of King Leonidas is set to adorn Sparta...

Aristodemus: The Only Survivor of Sparta’s 300 Died a Hero

The story of Aristodemus of Sparta, who was branded a traitor but eventually turned a hero, is one of the Battle of Thermopylae's sub-chapters. Nearly...

Children are Curious to Know: Who Were the Spartans?

Curious Kids, a website that posts inquiries made by the most curious of minds—those of children—recently found themselves answering a question posted by a...

Harsh Lessons from the Ancient Greek City-State of Sparta

The long and (mostly) illustrious history of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta defines the word "legendary."

The Spartans: An Ancient War Machine

Twenty-five hundred years ago, the Spartans were the indisputable military power in Greece. by Patrick Garner No city had warriors as fierce, disciplined, and proud. Unlike other...

Leonidas Kestekides, The Greek Confectioner Who Conquered the World

The story of the world-famous Leonidas chocolates and pralines is as rich as the confections themselves. It all began with a Greek chocolatier Leonidas...

Spartan General Pausanias: A Traitor—Or Just Unpopular?

Spartan general Pausanias lived a life which encapsulated the Ancient Greek city state, killed by his own people for allegedly betraying it.

What Were the Ancient Spartans Like?

Spartan society was very different from the rest in Greece, an example was the absence of walls, the city was protected only by its soldiers.