Sparta: Terminology and Vocabulary

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Male Spartan Citizen
Spartiate
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Word meaning 'home', English word 'economics'
Oikos
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4th cent Greek philosopher was critical of Spartan system
Aristotle
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Slaves
Helots
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Spartan education system
Agoge
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Word describing political system where issues discussed by 'council of elders' before being put before assembly
Probouleutic
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5th cent historian born in Halicarnassus
Herodotus
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City invaded by Sparta in 735BC
Messenia
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Free but non-citizens of Sparta
Perioeci
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Spartan secret police
Krypteia
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Word meaning 'proclamation'
Rhetra
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Council of 28 men over 60 yrs
Gerousia
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1st cent AD historian who lived in Athens
Plutarch
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Citizen-soldiers whose names derives from type of shield they used
Hoplites
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Word meaning 'the people', English word 'democracy'
Demos
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One of 5 annually elected officals
Ephors
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Word meaning 'the equals'
Homoioi
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Athenian historian with pro-Spartan sympathies
Xenophon
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Collective body of male Spartan citizens who voted on important issues
Ekklesia
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Man credited with instituting the Spartan constitution
Lycurgus
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Body of Spartan soldiers
Phalanx
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5th cent Athenian historian&general whose History of the Peloponnesian War documents war between Athens and Sparta
Thucydides
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Poet who wrote about courage of Spartan warriors
Tyrtaeus
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Home of the Oracle
Delphi
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Name given to mess where soldiers would eat together
Syssitian
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Building where assembly would meet
Scias
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How old were Spartan when they entered the education system?
Not clear but thought to be around 5-7
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Name test of endurance where boys had to take cheese from the altar
Festive of Artemis Ortheia
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At what age were Spartiates elected to a mess?
20yrs
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Which word means 'the place to go naked'?
Gymnasium
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What did Spartan women wear on their night?
Mens clothes, cloak, sandals and had short hair
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Who claimed that Spartan wives ruled over their husbands?
Aristotle
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True or False - plots of land could be sold or given away by their owners?
FALSE
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Which group of people was NOT affected by economic reforms?
Perioeci
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Oikos

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Word meaning 'home', English word 'economics'

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Aristotle

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Helots

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Agoge

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