Spartan Mirage – Ancient History #shorts

New Kings and Generals animated historical shorts video on Ancient History will talk about the the so-called Spartan Mirage.

Previously:
Ancient Tactics: Hidden Flank –
Ancient Tactics: Concentrated Center –
Ancient Tactics: Oblique Order –
Ancient Tactics: Feigned Retreat –
Ancient Tactics: False Gap –
Ancient History: Why Was Alexander the Great Paranoid –
Ancient Tactics: Crescent Formation –

Script: Peter Voller
Video: Yağız Bozan and Murat Can Yağbasan

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  1. Previously:
    Ancient Tactics: Hidden Flank – https://youtu.be/ZNbIEFid6gE
    Ancient Tactics: Concentrated Center – https://youtu.be/CTdo9mvgPHs
    Ancient Tactics: Oblique Order – https://youtu.be/N8vDnVJU1Lk
    Ancient Tactics: Feigned Retreat – https://youtu.be/gXXwi1RbZc0
    Ancient Tactics: False Gap – https://youtu.be/4zbp8wb-uOU
    Ancient History: Why Was Alexander the Great Paranoid – https://youtu.be/WqoD20QO_4U
    Ancient Tactics: Crescent Formation – https://youtu.be/kMfXeHrxt6A

  2. The spartan mirage was already predicted by Thucydides in his first book (1.10.2): "If the city of Sparta will be deserted…the people after many years could not believe about the power and the glory this city had had"

  3. Like with any historical study the saying "if its too good to be true…" is golden.
    Try as they might no source maker could be totally impartial unless they were a computer, nor could an army of paperwork loving clerks effectively snapshot an entire situation

  4. If I have to judge a society by its own words or the words of others it is certainly safer to trust the words of others.

  5. All you need to know about Spartans is that when a king told them that something like if we were to attack you blah blah blah blah blah… And the spartan responded “if“

    Mic drop

  6. I imagine a bunch of archeologists fighting with textbooks and kicking each other in the chest constantly while waving their notes and yelling: "THIS IS SPARTA!" "No! THIS is Sparta!"

  7. A glorified tourist attraction vs literal superhumans who never uttered more than one sentence, idk what to say, maybe we should just combine it into literal superhuman tourist attraction?

  8. Doesn't the absolute lack of Spartan writing, art or sculpture left down to us despite the abundance of it in all it's Hellenic neighbours suggest that Spartans were radically divergent in their philosophy of life?

  9. Is not important to say that you are " cool". Important is the others to say that you're " cool" . The Spartans accomplished that….

  10. Dumb. Plutarch (for one example) openly discusses how Spartan society was based on slavery and oppression if the Helots–how is that a glorified image? Also, more contemporary sources were mostly Athenian (Sparta's main rivals), which hardly suggests that they would want to glorify them. Just dumb.

  11. It should be like that for every source taking it with a grain of salt as “the past actually happened, history is just what someone has written down.” Anything taken after the fact is not truth.

  12. I mean non of it sounds idealistic by today's living standards. But as far as having a war strong nation run with a backbone of slaves there by making them able to focus on getting stronger. Just sounds like every other strong place but with less people.

  13. It was probably a more productive version of North Korea. Basically hard to get in hard to get out, they want nobody to know what's really happening. And most regular people are miserable. But probably not as bad as current NK.

  14. Right, cus it's so typical we exaggerate about how great other countries are. How many.of you have done this about your neighbors?
    Seems to me the opposite in my experience.

  15. So he was like: this is Sparta! Or more like this is Sparta? Either way don’t stand near giant wells looking smug.

  16. So the guy who got kicked into the bottomless well by Leonidas only fell about 18 feet? It really wasn’t bottomless? Lol

  17. The were highly militaristic society they beat Athens in war before installing short live puppet government. That all being around time of Plato an important figure that praised aspects of Sparta. They saw democracy as failure. They lost to Sparta and really never amounted to much after before getting taken over by others(Spartans to their credit lasted A millennium as independent before Roman legion did them in). Even Alexander the Great did not take them over.
    Yes everyone has their biases, angles, and minor accuracies but people praising Sparta had no reason to lie about them completely. It like historian talking about how communism is “better” then capitalist or fascism vs democracy in more modern terms. I really think modern writers are just off put by many of precedents Sparta set in western history. The Romans idolized aspects of Sparta like US founders did about Roman Republic.

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