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Puncturing the pop-culture fantasy of Sparta with historical facts:

acoup.blog/2019/09/27/collecti

"Even in battle, the one thing they were supposed to be good at, Sparta lost as much as it won. Judging Sparta by how well it achieved strategic objects, Sparta’s armies are a comprehensive failure. The horror of the Spartan system, the nastiness of the agoge, the oppression of the helots, the regimentation of daily life, it was all for nothing."

thanks to @bankuei for the link, good read!

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