Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fact of the Day: Spartan Kings

The Greek city-state of Sparta was well known for its army and culture. It was quite unique for its monarchy, as Sparta had two kings who ruled at the same time. However neither king had much power especially in comparison to other kings of the time. 

14 comments:

Margaret D said...

Interesting Adam.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Kay said...

That's surprising. You'd think they'd be fighting each other to get the upper hand.

Kati said...

Well, that's interesting!

Have a wonderful weekend,
-Kati

Stephanie Faris said...

Another great fact. You make me learn too much!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Interesting info!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Interesting that a warrior culture would split power into two like that.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Still, who wouldn't want to be king for a day?

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A regular two for one

Pat Hatt said...

Still it gave them double the chance of being king

Dixie@dcrelief said...

That is surprising... and interesting.

stephen Hayes said...

The Spartan's were so warlike that a mother, on learning her seven sons had been killed in battle, only asked, "Did we win the battle?"

Gloria Baker said...

Really interesting Adam!

bj said...

Never heard of two rulers at the same time for one country. Strange.....