Archive for August 13th, 2009

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Through the Lens of History 2 – Society of Spears

13 August, 2009

Tis the Ides of August and thus time for:

Through the Lens of History: Using History for Better Gaming
Vision 2: Society of Spears – The Spartans

In this issue we will explore one of the most militaristic states in history, the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Sparta.  The Spartans organized their state to support their military and in return the military insured the stability of the state.  This militarism shaped both the nature of the people and the way the state functioned.  The purpose of the Spartan state was to control the subject populations on which they depended: the helots (serfs) who worked their fields. Read the rest of this entry ?

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