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ancient Sparta

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Definition an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess; the dominant city of the Peloponnesus prior to the 4th century BC
  • In the end we watched 300, a war movie about 300 Spartans who protect Sparta from an invading army of like a billion Persians.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
Spartans = people of an ancient Greek city who were famous for military prowess
  • It was as though Athens and Sparta were trying to establish not just a truce but an alliance—although we were not as civilized as Athens and they were not as brave as Sparta.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Sparta = ancient Greek city famous for military prowess
  • I wish it was like that movie, with the Persians and the Spartans.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Spartans = people of an ancient Greek city who were famous for military prowess
  • —although we were not as civilized as Athens and they were not as brave as Sparta.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Sparta = ancient Greek city famous for military prowess
  • The bodies of the Persians and the Spartans piled up, and I couldn't quite figure out why the Persians were so evil or the Spartans so awesome.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Spartans = people of an ancient Greek city who were famous for military prowess
  • The bodies of the Persians and the Spartans piled up, and I couldn't quite figure out why the Persians were so evil or the Spartans so awesome.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Spartans = people of an ancient Greek city who were famous for military prowess
  • I watched my own screen through squinted eyes as the mountain grew with the bodies of Persians and Spartans.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Spartans = people of an ancient Greek city who were famous for military prowess
  • When the Persians finally overran the Spartans, I looked over at Augustus again.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Spartans = people of an ancient Greek city who were famous for military prowess
  • The dead become this massive roadblock standing between the Persians and the road to Sparta.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Sparta = ancient Greek city famous for military prowess
  • In the end we watched 300, a war movie about 300 Spartans who protect Sparta from an invading army of like a billion Persians.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Sparta = ancient Greek city famous for military prowess
  • Toward the end of the movie, almost everyone is dead, and there is this insane moment when the Spartans start stacking the bodies of the dead up to form a wall of corpses.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Spartans = people of an ancient Greek city who were famous for military prowess
  • When the Persians attacked, they had to climb up the wall of death, and the Spartans were able to occupy the high ground atop the corpse mountain, and as the bodies piled up, the wall of martyrs only became higher and therefore harder to climb, and everybody swung swords/shot arrows, and the rivers of blood poured down Mount Death, etc. I took my head off his shoulder for a moment to get a break from the gore and watched Augustus watch the movie.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Spartans = people of an ancient Greek city who were famous for military prowess
  • The ancient Spartans were noted for their courage and fortitude.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • What occurred was not the turning of the tide at Gettysburg nor the stand of the Spartans at Thermopylae, but hardly more than a fly-swatting.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • I never liked the Spartans much.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • Ancient Sparta came to mind, Communist Russia and her satellites.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • They think suffering is good for you ever since they saw that movie 300 Spartans.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • Friday night I split wood and fell asleep reading about the Spartans.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • An hour later, the two of them stood on a hill overlooking the ruins of Ancient Sparta.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • In the town where I live, the college teams are known as the Spartans.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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