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The Sparta Unified School District Presents…

This isn’t a hippie commune. This isn’t a kindergarten classroom. This is SPARTA. Know the difference – or you might find yourself on the wrong end of a highly-sharpened spear… Sparta was legendary for its warrior culture. All Greek city-states … Continue reading

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By the Armor of Ares! (And Other New Ancient Catchphrases)

Pop Quiz: What is a “hoplite”? A)     A type of insecticide that targets grasshoppers B)      A leapfrog-esque children’s game made by Hasbro C)      A refreshing chocolaty beverage D)     A Greek dude with chiseled bronze abs The answer is “D”! To … Continue reading

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To Cuirass or Not to Cuirass?

The ancient Egyptians were actually the civilization that created the first known armor – a shirt-like garment with bronze plates sewn onto it. The armor was very weighty, making walking like an Egyptian very difficult, unlike the delightful dance craze … Continue reading

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