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1 This is Sparta! - The importance of geography - Remembrance of the ‘Age of Heroes’ - Menelaus
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4 The Spartan Polis - 2 Hereditary kings: Military leaders - The apella : Assembly of all able bodied Spartan warriors ( homoioi = equals) - 5 annually elected (elected by the apella ) magistrates, ephors . Executive figures who conducted the day to day administration of the city. - An aristocratic council, the Gerousia . 25 men over the age of 60 who were voted in by the apella . Formed the legislative agenda of the apella .
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5 Sparta Deals with Land Hunger - Expansion through the rest of the Eurotas river valley - Inhabitants of the river valley are subjugated as periokoi . They are allowed to keep their autonomy as subjugated non- citizens. - The Messenian Wars (c. 750-700 BCE) - Sparta conquers the neighboring valley of Messenia. - Inhabitants are forced to become agricultural slave laborers = helots - Krypteia = secret police - Kleros = land allotment each Spartan warrior got at the age of 20, came with helot families to do the farming.
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