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Sparta

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Today’s Sparta is built south of the ancient city, which was among the strongest of Mycenean fiefdoms from 1600 to roughly 1100 BCE. It was the seat of Menelaus, husband of the beautiful Helen, whose kidnapping by Paris triggered the Trojan War. Around 650 BCE, it became Greece’s leading military power, famed for its steely discipline and heroism.

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Ancient Sparta, in contrast to other cities that were abandoned, continued to be populated until the 6th century CE.

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