Spartan Goverment

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  • Spartan Government
    • Kings
      • Two royal families (Agiads and Eurypontids) each an with own king
      • the Heir to the throne was the first born son of the current king, boys born before there father was king did not count.
      • Although retained kings unlike other Greek states they did not have much power
      • Had some roles as priests, responsible for sacrifices and led citizens in religious festivals.
      • Only real power in battle where in theory they they were supreme.
        • Once both kings went on a campaign together, until they quarreled so the law was changed
      • Could be punished, fined or even deposed for any misconduct
        • Possible exile king Demerats joined persians
      • Owned the land Periokioi lived on, had double rations, had seats of honour at festivals and had state funerals which  EVERYONE attended
    • The Gerousia
      • Kings were automatic members
      • 28 other members
      • Had to be an equal (Homoioi) over the age 60.
      • The main task was to prepare proposals that would go to the assembly, acting as a court for trying criminal cases and dishing punsihments.
  • Kings
    • Two royal families (Agiads and Eurypontids) each an with own king
    • the Heir to the throne was the first born son of the current king, boys born before there father was king did not count.
    • Although retained kings unlike other Greek states they did not have much power
    • Had some roles as priests, responsible for sacrifices and led citizens in religious festivals.
    • Only real power in battle where in theory they they were supreme.
      • Once both kings went on a campaign together, until they quarreled so the law was changed
    • Could be punished, fined or even deposed for any misconduct
      • Possible exile king Demerats joined persians
    • Owned the land Periokioi lived on, had double rations, had seats of honour at festivals and had state funerals which  EVERYONE attended
  • The main task was to prepare proposals that would go to the assembly, acting as a court for trying criminal cases and dishing punsihments.

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