I’m a pretty big fan of movies about ancient Greece, especially any with spartan warriors. Does anyone know what Spartan life was really like? I'm no expert here but I'd love to know if it lives up to the Hollywood ideals.
The focus and discipline and the warrior mentality is definitely true. The Spartans were a warrior breed, and that was the main thing on their mind. They were pretty ruthless and I don't think Hollywood had to hold back when showing what life was like.
There was a lot of death that’s for sure. And I don't think it was any easier to witness it just because there was so much of it. You don’t really get used to those types of things. I would have to assume that people were very traumatized by everything that was going on. There's no way that people can live happily and peacefully in such a ruthless society.
I've had a lot of free time recently and I've been researching the history of modern Greece. I had absolutely no idea that Greece had monarchs and kingdoms. Does anyone have a little bit more info about what was going on at the time? And what caused this?
It's crazy to think that something I've come to value so much about modern Greek people is actually from the ancient Greeks. Does anyone know where, when or from whom the concept of philotimo emerged in Ancient Greece?
While I was doing some research about the pandemic I realize that they were actually way more common than I had thought. Little did I know that one of my favorite historical periods, ancient Greece, how to play they killed some really famous historical figures. How come no one told me this? Did any of you know about this???