I love studying Greek history, and with such a long history, there is a lot to cover. I realized recently that I had been glossing over the Byzantine Empire, which was a big part of the Greece's history!
I had spent so much time studying about Ancient Greece, and then getting up to speed with modern Greek historical topics.
I realize my question probably has a complicated answer. I am looking for information on how the Spartans met their demise. They were once mighty soldiers and a powerful (were they a city-state) - but that all ended. How?
I know that powerful empires, kingdoms, city-states - it all comes to an end eventually. That's the way history is. I want to study the ending for Sparta. I heard that it was a combination of factors. Wars taking a toll, not being able to sustain the lifestyle that gave them so much success, etc. Any resources you can share so I can do my research are most appreciated, as well.
Our modern politics and vocabulary owes the Ancient Greek democracy-demo-kratia
” which is made up of two words: “Demos” meaning people and “Kratia” meaning rule.
When we used hang around Acropolis where there is a tree under which voting took place simply by raising hands in favour, majority wins!
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