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The Spartans was a 3-part historical documentary series first broadcast on UK terrestrial Channel 4 in 2003, presented by historian Bettany Hughes.
[quote]The period we are looking at is Classical Greece and by this time there was clearly a prevailing consensus that women shouldn't be fighters, which is probably why you get the development of the Amazonian myth of these females fiends who are doing something completely unnatural, but also women were truly prized in their ability to produce future Spartans.

Bettany Hughes [/quote]


Part One deals with the arrival of the Dorian settlers into the Eurotas valley, with a discussion of the dark-age culture that lived there before, that of Menelaus, and his wife Helen (known to history as Helen of Troy). Once established, the Spartans expand westward into Messenia, enslaving the entire population, eventually becoming the dominant power in Laconia. During this time Lycurgus transforms the Spartan constitution into the militarised state we know of today. The training of Spartan youths is explained, from their enrollment in the Agoge system right through to their attainment of citizenship. The class structure of the Lacedaemonian state (Helots, Perioeci, and the soldier-citizens themselves) is also covered. The episode ends with the battle of Thermopylae, in which 300 Spartans, including their king, Leonidas, were killed in action defending Greece from a Persian invasion.

Part 2 opens with the retreat of the Persians, after Thermopylae and the battle of Salamis. Athens, which had been allied with Sparta against Persia, begins to experience an expanded economy (and democracy under the leadership of Pericles). His construction of the long walls - fortifications which connect Athens to Piraeus - is considered to be a hostile act by an increasingly paranoid Sparta, and is the basis for future discord between the two states. Meanwhile, Spartan marriage customs are discussed, and the differences in the role of women in Sparta and the rest of Greece is studied (Spartan women were relatively "free"). In 464 BC, a massive earthquake near Sparta causes massive disruption, allowing the Helots to revolt. A desperate Sparta asks Athens for help, only to change their minds once it is clear that Athens could side with the Helots. Sparta expels the Athenians, and, eventually, war begins. The surprising surrender of a Spartan detachment on the isle of Sphacteria is a major blow to Sparta's reputation of invincibility.

Part 3 introduces Alcibiades, an Athenian statesman who defects to Sparta and becomes an adviser and strategist. In particular, he suggests that Sparta takes the war to Syracuse, in Sicily, during which Athens suffers a major blow (including the capture of their entire expeditionary force). The Spartan Lysander, chief of its naval forces, begins to rise in power, and he eventually defeats the Athenian navy (which enables him to blockade Athens) and finally ends the war by successfully invading and subjugating Athens. Agesilaus, who becomes one of the kings of Sparta, finally sees Sparta become the dominant power in Greece. But decadence and corruption follow, along with a drastic reduction in Spartan citizens. These facts eventually lead to an irreversible decline in Sparta's fortunes, leading to war with Thebes, and, in 371 BC, the end of Spartan preeminence after the battle of Leuctra.

Runtime: aprox 175 min

Name......The Spartans - Part 1 of 3 (2003) [ TVRip (AVI) ].avi
Filesize......350 MB (367,003,648 bytes)
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Audio Codec....mpga
Sample Rate....44100 Hz
Audio Bitrate....128 kb/s

Name......The Spartans - Part 2 of 3 (2003) [ TVRip (XVID) ].avi
Filesize......349 MB (366,905,344 bytes)
Video Codec...XVID
Frame Rate....29.9700000
Audio Codec....mpga
Sample Rate....44100 Hz
Audio Bitrate....128 kb/s

Name.....The Spartans - Part 3 of 3 (2003) [ TVRip (XVID) ].avi
Filesize......350 MB (367,003,648 bytes)
Video Codec...XVID
Frame Rate....29.963000
Audio Codec....mpga
Sample Rate....44100 Hz
Audio Bitrate....128 kb/s

Format Documentary
Starring Bettany Hughes
Narrated by Bettany Hughes
Country of origin UK
Language(s) English
No. of episodes 3
Producer(s) Lion Television Productions

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