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Kyniska of Sparta, the First Female Olympian

Kyniska was a Spartan princess, she went down in history after becoming the first woman to win the Olympics of old.

Meet Sparta, the 28,000 Year Old Perfectly Preserved Lion Cub in Siberia

Scientists say the remains of a lion cub, named Sparta and found in Siberia in 2018, are 28,000 years old and in excellent condition. They...

Daily Life in Ancient Greece: What it Was Like to Live in Athens and Sparta

Life in ancient Athens and Sparta, although both in Greece, was so different that the city-states seem completely foreign to each other.

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.

The Greek Village that Boasts the True Descendants of the Spartans

There is a Greek village in Mani, Peloponnese, called Neochori, where its residents boast they are true descendants of ancient Sparta.

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.

Ancient Spartan Dialect Tsakonika Still Alive Despite Ravages of Time

Tsakonika, the language of ancient Sparta, still survives today, despite the ravages of time and the many reversals of fortune in Greece.

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.

Why Spartan Men Had Long Hair

In ancient Greece, hair was an important indicator of class and place of origin. Notably,  Spartan men were known for their long, flowing hair,...

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...