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Spartans: A Captivating Guide to the Fierce Warriors of Ancient Greece, Including Spartan Military Tactics, the Battle of Thermopylae, How Sparta Was Ruled, and More

Narrated by: Richard L Walton
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of Sparta, then pay attention....

Sparta is one of the first names that comes to mind when we think about the ancient world. And this is for good reason. After its founding sometime in the 10th century BCE, Sparta soon rose to be one of the most powerful city-states in not only the Greek but the entire ancient world.

Its unique government, which featured two kings and an elected senate, helped it achieve relative political stability early on in its history, and Spartan leaders were able to use this to expand their power and influence in the region surrounding Sparta as well as the rest of the Peloponnesian Peninsula. 

Perhaps the most significant achievement in all of Spartan history, though, was their defeat of the Athenians in the Peloponnesian War. This conflict, which lasted roughly 30 years, put the two greatest Greek city-states of the time, Athens and Sparta, up against one another, and the result, a Spartan victory, helped to reshape the entire ancient world.

In Spartans: A Captivating Guide to the Fierce Warriors of Ancient Greece, Including Spartan Military Tactics, the Battle of Thermopylae, How Sparta Was Ruled, and More, you will discover topics such as:

  • Who Were the Spartans
  • The Growth of Spartan Power: The Messenian Wars
  • A Growing Rivalry with Athens: The Greco-Persian Wars
  • Victory over Athens: The Birth of the Spartan Empire
  • Spartan Hegemony, the Corinthian War, and Sparta’s Decline
  • Spartan Government, Military, and Society
  • And much, much more!
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  • 17-04-19

Bad narration

Sounds like they had an actor speak certain words which they then had a computer splice together to create the narration. Simply terrible with unnatural pauses and a tempo monotonous that it may cause you to drive off the road. Information a bit dense but good enough (though still somewhat yawn inducing). Whatever you do, don’t get the audio version.

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