Aeropos m ancient greek, greek mythology male form of aerope who in greek mythology was the wife of king atreus of mycenae aeropos was also the son of aerope, daughter of kepheus: 'ares, the tegeans say, mated with aerope, daughter of kepheus (king of tegea), the son of aleos. To appreciate the unique aspects of spartan marriage, it is helpful to remember what marriage was like for elites in other ancient greek cities. Ancient greek male names (greek community) edit classic editor history talk (0) cambodia, itself from the name of their ancient warrior king, kamboja, who won.
A heroic king (leonidas of sparta book 3) - kindle edition by helena p schrader download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading a heroic king (leonidas of sparta book 3. The kings of sparta lived in a unique state, where not one king, but two would rule this unique kingship followed two spartan family bloodlines, the eurypontids and the agiads. Leonidas was the spartan king who famously led a small band of greek allies at the battle of thermopylae in 480 bce where the greeks valiantly defended. Ancient spartan hierarchy in ancient greece sparta was an independent city and was a great rival of one most popular greek city athens the city of sparta was located in the peloponnese peninsula that lied on the south west side of athens.
Sparta: war of empires see more screenshots set in the 5th century bc, the ancient world of greece is in turmoil, under threat from xerxes and his giant persian empire, whole cities are crumbling under the weight of his army. According to the first greek historian, king leonidas descended from hercules, the half god half man of greek mythology some even competed in the ancient olympic. The following extract is taken from this webpageit is herodotus discussing the roles and privileges of the spartan kings it was written about 430bc, so is a relatively reliable source, in that herodotus probably had access to at least a few people with first-hand knowledge of the spartan political system. Ancient greece was a large area in the northeast of the mediterranean sea, where people spoke greek it was much bigger than the greece we know today it was the civilization of greece, from the archaic period of the 8th/6th centuries bc to 146 bc.
Statue of leonidas with helmet of attic type it was found in the temple of athena chalkioikos at the acropolis of sparta it preserves the upper part of the body but. View all greek coins ancient hellenic, hellenistic and city-state coins from across the ancient greek world, including bosporus kings, macedonia, thrace, thessaly, boeotia, and sicily issues the popular and interesting athenian owl tetradrachms, can be found in the athens subcategory. The spartan kings, even when in agreement, do not wield absolute power the state is governed by a well balanced combination of two kings, five ephors, a council of elders and an assembly of all the citizens (see ephors and elders . Agesilaus ii was a king who ruled over the ancient greek city state of sparta during the 4th century bc agesilaus was from the eurypontid family, one of the two royal dynasties of sparta (the other being the agiad family. Video: spartan government in ancient greece the kings so what did the spartan government look like, according to the great rhetra and according to historical sources let's start at the top.
Founded around the ninth century bc, sparta's kings oversaw a society with little interest in intellectual and artistic pursuits beyond patriotic poetry. The dual monarchy (unity/synoecism) of the spartan kings is an important aspect of the spartan government, as in most monarchy's, particularly with their contribution to the military and religious spheres of spartan life. Spartan kings and the ephors one recalls the early scene from 300 when leonidas travels to see the ephors and they tell him he cannot take the army north to fight the persians because he must honor the carneia . List of ancient greeks jump to navigation jump to search this an alphabetical list of acrotatus ii - king of sparta, grandson of the above.
Executive summary table of spartan kings , they found a fortified city named lacedaemonia occupying part of the site of ancient sparta, and it seems safe to. The result of the conflict was the 'king's peace' where sparta ceded her empire (for which she in any case lacked the necessary bureaucratic apparatus to manage properly) to persian control but sparta was left to dominate greece. Ancient history and culture this ancient greek arsonist set a wonder of the world on fire list of spartan kings article who was sophocles list.
Sparta gained a reputation as a military power, and spartan warriors were thought to be the best ground troops in all of ancient greece in 480 bc king leonidas of sparta led a small army of 300 spartan warriors and about 1000 other soldiers against the large persian army. The name troy refers both to a place in legend and a real-life archaeological site in legend, troy is a city that was besieged for 10 years and eventually conquered by a greek army led by king. Spartan government sparta was ruled by two kings these kings would lead the army in times of war in addition to the kings, there were five ephors (magistrates) that were elected from aristocratic families. In a goodwill gesture to neighboring greece, macedonia has removed a prominent statue of the ancient greek warrior-king alexander the great from its main airport terminal.
The legislative power was vested in the assembly of spartan citizens and in a senate, or council, of 30 elders consisting of the two kings and 28 other men chosen from the citizens who had passed the age of 60. Granitz 1 nicholas r granitz, indiana university spartan hero cults and religious motivation ancient and classical sparta enjoyed a reputation for piety unequaled among her greek neighbors, allies, and enemies. Sparta, one of the most interesting ancient civilizations to ever exist home to the mighty spartan hoplites, ancient sparta was a unique state for many reasons, not only its military might.