Episode 102: Ancient Sparta
Guest: Philip Matyszak, author of Sparta: Rise of a Warrior Nation
Sunday, May 15, 2022
This Week on History Happy Hour: Travel back in time to ancient Sparta, a tiny Greek village that somehow transformed itself into an awesome military superpower. What was it about the Spartans’ unique society that so fascinated and frightened their contemporaries 2500 years ago, and continues to resonate today?
Chris and Rick welcome Philip Matyszak, author of Sparta: Rise of a Warrior Nation. To a surprising degree, the Spartans live up to their images as nearly invincible warriors. But their laser-like focus on military prowess came with a dark side of terror and abuse.
The real story of ancient Sparta, and a close-up look at the real men and women behind the myth. Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap..