Tag Archives: Spartans

Spartan Women

I came across the below post on Tumblr recently, with some of the accompanying notes below, numbered for convenience.  It talks about Spartan women, often using colorful language, so if swears offend you, don’t read the rest of this post. … Continue reading

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My Five Underknown Historical Figures

So here’s my list of my Top 5 Underknown Historical Figures, people I think are awesome, but most people don’t know about.  They’re certainly not the most obscure people in the world, but I’d be greatly surprised if your average … Continue reading

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Topsy-Turvy in Sparta

When one of the elderly men said to him in his old age, inasmuch as he saw the good old customs falling into desuetude, and other mischievous practices creeping in, that for this reason everything was getting to be topsy-turvy … Continue reading

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New Laconia

Sometimes I wonder whether there’s any end goal of human civilization.  Will we ever reach a point where we’ve decided that our technology is sufficient, and that we can simply relax, instead, living like kings upon our creations?  Is there … Continue reading

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Molon Labe and the Spartans

Maybe you’ve seen the above bumper sticker, or something similar, on cars in your area.  I know I have.  “Molon labe” means “Come and take them,” and refers to an incident during the Persian invasion of Greece by the emperor … Continue reading

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