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The Ancient Greek Weightlifter and the 316 Pound Rock

In Ancient Greece, strength was greatly appreciated as a physical attribute; the Greek weightlifter Bybon went down in history for the feat of lifting a 316 pound stone. Weightlifting was common among ancient Greeks, since their culture celebrated strength. Soldiers...

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...

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...

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.

The Most Elite Special Forces of Ancient Greece

The special forces of Ancient Greece, from the Band of Thebes to the Hetairoi of the army of Alexander the Great, became legend in history

Ancient Greek Shields Showed Allegiance, Struck Fear Into Enemy

As far back as the eighth century BC, the ancient Greeks had invented a large, round shield, or aspis that became an essential part of warfare