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The Legend of Sparta

The little state of Sparta always fascinated the Greeks—it was one of their strangest experiments. Plato imagined the perfect state in his dialog called The Republic, but that was only a theory. Sparta really existed—it was a working state—and even … Continue reading

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Grisly Roman Army Discipline

How Rome Conquered the World (Part 4) Army Discipline Polybius admired the Roman camp but it was army discipline that really fascinated him. It fascinated everyone. It shocks today. It was strict to the point of inhumanity. Take guard duty. … Continue reading

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