In this Fan of History special, we talk about the origins of the Spartans.
Who were they?
Why were they so different from other greeks?
Was there really a king Menelaus who lost his wife to a Troytan prince?
Who was Lycurgus and did he really come up with everything in Sparta?
Why were there two kings?
Find out more about the origins of Sparta and all the events of the Spartan city state before the first Messenian war (which probably started at 740BC).
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Music: “Tudor Theme” by urmymuse.
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