Who Were The Greek Warrior Sparta

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Life of a Spartan By: Tyler Wood The Spartans were the toughest of all the Greek Warriors. They trained for combat in early childhood. They were sent to live on their own at age seven, and were enrolled in the military at age twenty. Spartans were so honorable that being killed in a battle was the greatest reward for them. The reason Spartans were such good warriors is because they were in the military as a baby. If they thought a baby was weak, the baby was left in the mountains for death. Spartan boys were sent to live on their own at age seven. “made to endure the cold, naked or minimal clothing, and fed only black broth and rough fare, Spartan boys were encouraged to steel food” (“Who Were The Greek Warrior Spartans” 1). The idea…show more content…
One of the major reasons Xerxes wanted revenge was because Greece fought the Battle of Marathon against the Persians. The Persians lost this battle which made Xerxes seek revenge on Greece. This battle was hard for Xerxes hard because his father (Darius) was killed. “After securing his throne, Xerxes began to muster forces to once again invade Greece. He was determined to avenge his father’s defeat” (“Battle of Thermopylea” 1). Xerxes Built an enormous army of some 150,000 men and a navy of 600 ships. Xerxes had people join him from many little-known nations to invade little…show more content…
The Greek traitor who led the Persians through the back route fled to another nation. After Leonidas heard, he sent the Greek army back. The Athenians left to go to Salamis to regroup and to get ready for the next attack. This last Battle of Salamis was a decisive naval battle of the past Persian wars that followed the Battle of Thermopylea. The Athenian general, Themistcles, lured the Persian navy into a channel with a ruse. The Persians could only enter three ships at a time because the channel was so narrow. “With little room for the Persians to maneuver, the front lines started to retreat from the ambush, only to cause ranks behind them to ram the retreating ranks” (“The Battles of Salamis and Plataea” 1). The Persians navy suffered a major loss and was defeated by the

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