Melissa Horstketter HIS 105 300 Essay The film of 300 says a lot about what it was like back in the ancient history between the Spartans and the Persians. The Spartans were taught to fight for their state right away when they were a child. The movie shows all the different aspects of the Spartan culture. It shows how they just throw away babies that aren’t perfect, and how they take the children away from home at only the age of seven to train as a fighter. They show the basic ways of how the Spartans lived at the time.
Spartan military king who bravely led a small force of Greeks (the famous 300) against the much larger Persian army of Xerxes, at the pass of Thermopylae. During this battle, 480 B.C., the 300 small Greek army lead by Leonidas himself fought hard and delayed the Persians from pushing forward for a while. The small Greek army would decrease the size of the Persian army and hold them off until Persians found a route to outflank the Greek army. King Leonidas realizing this, commanded his army to retreat and him and a handful of loyal soldiers that wanted to stay with him willingly fought the Persian army. The number of Greeks left was around 300 all of which fell including Leonidas.
If they were wealthy enough they would have to pay for their own arms and armour and then they formed the heavily-armed infantry which drilled and prepared for battle as a unit. The selection of Spartan warriors started before their birth. The Spartans encouraged athletic competition and the victors where held in high esteem. They married the strongest boys with the strongest girls and the fastest boys with the fastest girls in order to bread the best warriors. Infamously, the Spartan elders would inspect new born infants and any found to be imperfect, judged to be weak or deformed, were thrown from a cliff.
The Spartan Army to the Battle of Leuctra 371 BC | 2013 HSC Ancient History Assessment Task 1 | The composition, training, tactics, armour, strengths and weaknesses of the Spartan army and one significant Spartan battle | | Duncan Burgess Duncan Burgess The Spartan state was unique throughout the ancient world. Under the instruction of the mythical lawgiver, Lycurgus, who claimed to have brought the laws from a visit to the Delphic Oracle; the Spartan state became a powerful machine geared largely toward war. All boys born to parents of the citizen class were destined to undergo a tough training system from early childhood to become elite professional warriors. When exactly this dramatic overhaul took place and why is lost in history. Historians have suggested it as a response to growing concerns about the outnumbering helot population revolting.
Couch Carter pushed the boys to be there best and to be the best they had to learn to run a whole game so carter made them to running all the time. If they came to training late he would make them do 1000 suicides and if they said they “N” word they would have to do the same. Doing the suicides made them fit and they could run a whole game and they started winning. Another way carter inspired the boys was with determination they studied then though the gym was unlocked and coach carter retired from coaching because the parents didn’t want him to coach anymore but the players wanted him to be there coach so he coached they team again so it was like he never
Persia conquered everyone they met at first. King Darius (king of Persia) sent messages to Athens and Sparta, telling them surrender; which they refused. Darius, now furious with the Greeks sent his army to fight at Marathon which was 26 miles away from Athens. The Persians lost this battle, a runner was sent to Athens to tell them of their victory. The Persians ran out of supplies and returned after the defeat of Marathon.
Austin Bissell Ms. Charles Period 3 February 16 2014 Test Essay: Choice 1 A hero like Beowulf and Gilgamesh was Andrew "Ender" Wiggins in the movie Ender's Game. Ender showed mental toughness and he showed that he was a complete genius in military tactics. He also shows great courage when agreeing to this invisible contract for the military. Ender is asked by the general himself to come up to space for battle school after the general and his advisor has watched over him for the past couple years. This is his Call to Adventure as a hero.
Spartan culture promotes a “fight to the death” mentality that is seen in many of the most dangerous militaries throughout history, from the Norse Vikings to the Japanese kamikaze, the Spartans were among the first to truly find glory in battle. Sparta took this devotion to glory in battle and institutionalized it through education. All Spartan boys able to become citizens went through a rigorous training that involved training for no profession other than military service. This was expected of all boys in Sparta, however the right to be trained in this fashion was left to be determined by the state for each boy. If the state found someone incapable of military duty for some reason, or they did not take well to the military lifestyle then they would be stripped of citizenship and labeled a “trembler” for their fear of battle.
When the young boys grew to be about age six or seven they were sent to a military school where they were taught the different strategies of war. The girls were taught how to please their men with cooking and cleaning of the household. When the boys grew to men they were sent on a conquest with the army and if they fell in battle it was a great honor but if they returned you returned a man. The Government of both societies was a crucial part of their city-states. The Spartan government was a militaristic style government with two kings.
GENDER: SPARTA Masculinity as an ideal in the Greek ancient city of Sparta was exclusively based upon boys growing up to be strong, obedient, and loyal warriors because Sparta was a warrior society. In the film documentary entitled The Spartans, Narrator Bettany Hughes explains how the boys of Sparta reached these lofty goals. She states that when boys reached the age of seven, they began agoge, a term meaning a type of military training, that the city-state