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Did the Spartans Throw Their Babies Off the Cliff?

The Spartans were renowned for being exceptionally fierce warriors (as famously depicted in the film 300). As can be expected, growing up as a...

What Was the Origin of Ancient Sparta?

Sparta is one of the most famous ancient Greek city-states of all time. It has featured in numerous myths and legends from Greek mythology,...

The Life of the Legendary King of Sparta, Leonidas

The legendary Leonidas, King of Sparta, is known mostly for leading the 300 heroic Spartans and dying with them in the Battle of Thermopylae

Greek Village Boasts True Descendants of Spartans

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

Ancient Athens and Sparta: Two Different Societies Compared

Athens and Sparta in ancient times were two very different societies, yet the two legendary city-states hold priceless historic value for Greece and the World

How Ancient Spartans Raised Their Children

Spartans, a society in Ancient Greece, are known for the tough way they raised their children, training boys to fight from age seven

Sparta: The Only Ancient Greek City with No Defensive Walls

"It is remarkable that Sparta had no walls when all the other cities did," Elon Musk observed recently in response to a user's image...

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,...

Massive Spending in War Against Sparta Backfired in Ancient Athens

A historian looks at the plague that hit Ancient Athens and explains how a massive government spending plan backfired 2,500 years ago. 

Elon Musk Prays for Peace by Sharing Lesson from Ancient Sparta

Elon Musk "prayed for peace" between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday by sharing on X an inspiring story from ancient Sparta. The business magnate highlighted...