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New Sparta Museum, Amphitheater to Open in Connecticut

The University of Connecticut will soon open a new Sparta museum on its campus which will be dedicated to the ancient Greek city-state.

The Spartan Photographer Who Brings Greece 1821 Back to Life

Elias Pergantis is a photographer whose work created a spectacular result that revives the moments of the Greek War of Independence of 1821.

Venezuela’s New Sparta, A Gem of the Caribbean

Located off the northeast Caribbean coast of Venezuela is a state with the surprising name of "Nueva Esparta," or "New Sparta."

How Molon Labe is Distorted by QAnon and the Gun Lobby

By Dean Argiris As Greeks we all know the story. My maternal papou was a proud Spartan and so the story of King Leonidas and his 300 personal guards was akin to a bedtime story for me. It got to the...

Branded a Coward, Died a Hero: A Film about the Only Survivor of Leonidas’ 300

Nearly all historical events have both heroes as well as villains. In the Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas and his brave 300 were the heroes — and Ephialtes of Trachis, the vile traitor who betrayed the Spartan army, served as...

New Archaeological Museum Approved for Ancient City of Sparta

Plans to construct a new Archaeological Museum in Sparta have recently been approved, along with renovations to repair the old museum, which houses thousands of artifacts from the ancient world. The announcement came a few days ago, following the approval...

Quarantined Actor Gerard Butler Marries Local Sparta Woman

For the last couple of weeks Scots actor Gerard Butler has been quarantined in Sparta, after arriving in the area to present to carry the flame for the 2020 Olympic Games torch relay. As lockdown rules went into effect and the...

Gerard Butler Shouts ''This is Sparta!'' from Historic Greek City

Thousands of people gathered in Sparta, southern Greece on Friday morning to see Hollywood star Gerard Butler marching along the streets of the city as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games torch relay. Butler is the actor who famously...

This is Sparta! Gerard Butler Honored in Ancient Greek City

Gerard Butler, the actor who famously portrayed King Leonidas in the Hollywood blockbuster “300,” embraced his real-life ties to the ancient Greek city of Sparta on Thursday night, when he was honored by the municipality at a special gala...

Gerard Butler Defies Coronavirus Scare to Take Part in Thermopylae Festivities

Gerard Butler, the Scots actor who played King Leonidas in the Hollywood blockbuster “300”, has arrived in Greece to take part in the festivities marking 2,500 years since the Battle of Thermopylae. But not only that — on March 14,...