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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 all historical events have both heroes as well as villains. In the Battle of Thermopylae...

Stolen Sparta Warrior Helmet Recovered, Reinstalled

An iconic Spartan warrior helmet that had been stolen on Tuesday night from a monument in the historic city was recovered and reinstalled on Wednesday. The imposing helmet, symbolizing Sparta’s glorious past, had adorned the city until Tuesday when it disappeared. The...

Iconic Helmet of Sparta Warriors Stolen from Town’s Monument

Greek police in Sparta have launched an investigation to discover the whereabouts of the iconic helmet that was stolen on Tuesday night from the center of the city. The imposing helmet, part of a statue dedicated to Sparta's glorious past,...

Gerard Butler Breaks Up with Greek Girlfriend

Hollywood star Gerard Butler has broken up his relationship with Sofia Harmanda, the Greek model announced during a TV show on Tuesday. The pair, who were fiercely secretive about their relationship and private lives, met in early 2020 in Los...

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.

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 Greeks, they did not live as individuals, but as parts of a hive, or in...

Greek Runner Wins Spartathlon, the Historic Race from Athens to Sparta

Greek runner Fotis Zisimopoulos won the 39th Spartathlon, the ultra-marathon race from Athens to Sparta in southern Greece, on Saturday, by an impressive margin of one hour and 20 minutes. Zisimopoulos, 38, covered the 246 kilometers in 21 hours, 57...

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 young reader who wanted an expert to answer his question: “Who...

Meet Sparta, the 28,000 Year Old Lion Cub Perfectly Preserved 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 say the lion baby, or cub, may still hold some of its mother's milk inside...

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.