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12 Ancient History


This the first episode of  three in The Spartans, narrated by Historian Bettany Hughes. Hughes examines the evolution of  Sparta and explains how Sparta evolved from a group of tribal villages concerned with farming and fighting into the most powerful force in the Ancient Greek world. Sparta's aim was to create a Utopian society modelled on the Hoplite phalanx; a disciplined and un-selfish collective.

Herodotus' The Histories


Herodotus. (2013). The History of Herodotus. [Electronic version]. mages.htm