The Boetian War: Ancient Thebes Revolts against Sparta, 378 BCE

The Spartan Eurypontid king Agesilaus led two expeditions against Thebes but achieved little. Introduction and Background The Boeotian or Theban War broke out in 378 BCE as the result of a revolt in Thebes against Sparta. The war saw Thebes become dominant in the Greek World at the expense of Sparta. However by the end[…]

Ancient Sparta: Militaristic Culture and Unequaled Women’s Rights

Spartan ruins / Photo by Ronny Siegel, Wikimedia Commons Spartan women enjoyed status, power, and respect that was unequaled in the rest of the classical world. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.04.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Emergence and Growth Introduction Sparta, known for its militaristic culture and unequaled women’s rights, was a dominant military power[…]