Ancient Societies - Sparta

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In these notes, I have incorporated both detailed information and reliable sources that you can use in your exams and assignments! For more insight, I have included the following topics:

  • Geographical Setting, Natural Features and Resources of Ancient Sparta
  • Significant Sites: Sparta
  • Social Structure and Political Organisation
  • The Great Rhetra: The Issue of Lycurgus
  • Roles and Privileges of Two Kings
  • Government: Ephorate, Gerousia, Ekklesia
  • Social Structure: Spartiates, Periokoi, Inferiors, Helots
  • Education System: agoge, syssitia, composition of army
  • Control of Helots: The Military, Syssitia, Krypteia
  • Role and Status of Women; Land Ownership, Inheritance, Education
  • The Economy
  • Land Ownership: Agriculture, Kleroi, Helots
  • Economic Roles of the Periokoi and Helots
  • Economic Exchange: use of iron bars, trade
  • Cultural Life
  • Gods and Goddesses: Artemis Orthia, Poseidon, Apollo
  • Myths and Legends: Lycurgus and the Dioscuri
  • Festivals: Hyakinthia, Gymnopaedia, Karnia
  • Religious Role of the Kings
  • Funerary Customs and Rituals
  • Art: Sculpture, Painted Vases, Bone and Ivory Carving
  • Architecture: Amyklaion, Menelaion, The Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia
  • Writing and Literature: Alcman and Tyrtaeus
  • Greek writers' views of Sparta: Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Aristotle, Pausanias, Plutarch
  • Everyday Life: Daily Life and Leisure Activities, Food and Clothing, Marriage Customs
  • Occupations

NOTE: THIS IS THE ENTIRE SYLLABUS WITH SOURCES

Added January 2023