The Spartans

Was Sparta a unique achievement or a prototype of future totalitarianism? Weigh the facts in this documentary about the enigmatic ancient civilization. Historian Bettany Hughes explains Sparta's culture, history, and downfall despite battle-hardened warriors, martially trained children, and powerful, liberated women. Sparta was victorious as an imperial power but succumbed to its own rigidity and internal collapse.
Was Sparta a unique achievement or a prototype of future totalitarianism? Weigh the facts in this documentary about the enigmatic ancient civilization. Historian Bettany Hughes explains Sparta's culture, history, and downfall despite battle-hardened warriors, martially trained children, and powerful, liberated women. Sparta was victorious as an imperial power but succumbed to its own rigidity and internal collapse.

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