agiads

Sparta’s Kings By John Carr

In the agoge, the Spartan boys were taught to rely on one particular another for the widespread defense, and they discovered how to move in formation so as to attack with no breaking ranks. In 371 BCE, the Spartan army marched into Boeotia and was met by the Theban army in the smaller town of Leuctra. Nonetheless continued, for the initially time in almost a century, the Spartans have been soundly beaten. This proved that the Theban-led Boeotian League had ultimately surpassed Spartan energy and was ready to assume its position as the hegemon of ancient Greece. This loss marked...