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Philip of Macedonia in a _ i
message to Sparta: "You are , .
advised to submit without
further delay, for if I bring
my army into your land, I
will destroy your farms, slay
your people, and rare your
Sparta' s reply: "If."
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#2 - Jctomlinson (06/16/2014) [+] (69 replies)
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#152 - invshika (06/17/2014) [+] (1 reply)
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User avatar #1 - kinokun (06/16/2014) [+] (8 replies)
neat they all spoke English
#9 - angelusprimus (06/16/2014) [+] (27 replies)
The reason he didn't invade was because by that time Sparta was actually rather weakened and far from its height. Fighting them would be a big waste for no gain.

Once Macedonians unified entire Greece but Sparta and Alexander started his conquests in the east Spartans decided to try to take Crete from Alexander.

Alexander sent one of his armies (he had over 20 at the time), and his general Antipater. Macedonian army crushed the Spartans and Sparta was forced to join Alexander's League of Corinth, basically submitting to Alexander.

Spartans were not some unstoppable force that made Phillip shake in his boots. Phillip was simply too busy taking all of the rich, coastal city states and unifying Greece to bother with a poor, politically weak but very defensive Sparta.
#15 - lionscrest (06/17/2014) [+] (20 replies)
**lionscrest rolled image** Anyone know a good spartan game? Preferably RTS?
User avatar #30 to #15 - alucord (06/17/2014) [-]

im sorry
User avatar #51 - veetorblink (06/17/2014) [+] (7 replies)
just like religion.. believing word of mouth and calling it a real thing...
User avatar #69 to #51 - feelythefeel (06/17/2014) [-]
Atheist here to tell everyone we hate this douche too.
#34 - unclaimedusername ONLINE (06/17/2014) [+] (9 replies)
The Spartans of the time period were all bark no bite: they had such a massive boner about how they were slaughtered at Thermopylae over 100 years ago that they couldn't think straight let alone fight to their full potential.
I'm not saying that they weren't brave at Thermopylae, but they still got slaughtered
User avatar #35 to #34 - Sabre (06/17/2014) [-]
My dad's a classicist who refers to the Spartans as "the jackbooted thugs of the ancient world."
#37 - xtian (06/17/2014) [-]
User avatar #11 - randomwanker (06/16/2014) [+] (3 replies)
SABATON - Screaming Eagles (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) "NUTS" the Nazi's shall hear
#157 - angelusprimus (06/17/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I have another Spartan quote.
When Spartans wanted to fight Phillip they came to their king and demanded Spartans go destroy the upstart because if they could defeat entire Persia then they can deal with a few Macedonians.
King Eudamidas replied "You seem not to realize that your proposition is the same as fighting fifty wolves after defeating a thousand sheep."

But my favorite story about Spartans is when Samian refugees reached Sparta and needed help. So they sent their best orators who got in front of Spartan council of elders and did a long heartbreaking speech about their need for help.
Spartans replied "We forgot first half of your speech by time you finished."
So Samians tried again, they sent two men with an empty bag and simply said.
"Bag needs flour."
Spartans replied "You didn't have to say "bag"" and gave them help.
#25 - thisiskevinhanian ONLINE (06/17/2014) [+] (1 reply)
its too bad that by that time, Sparta had basically turned into a frat party

I need a picture of leonidas wearing a sideways hat with the sticker still attached and wearing stunner shades and its captioned "τι σκοπεύετε να κάνετε γι 'αυτό ο εραστής αγόρι;"
User avatar #7 - owllynator (06/16/2014) [-]
a shame that by that time, sparta had fell to **** .....oh greed
#165 - lazaman (06/17/2014) [-]
>Implying that they spoke English   
>Implying that the letters didn't look more like "Movus yourus assus orus werus gonus jackus yourus 						******					 ifus weus winus"   
>Implying that they spoke English
>Implying that the letters didn't look more like "Movus yourus assus orus werus gonus jackus yourus ****** ifus weus winus"
#117 - 4chan refugee (06/17/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Hail Antigonos Gonatas! Macedon shall prevail!
#122 - midothegreat (06/17/2014) [-]
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User avatar #79 - lieutenantderp (06/17/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Spartan military was only strong for a very brief time. After that, it remained to be fairly weak, and the Romans conquered them with ease.
User avatar #115 to #79 - sketchE (06/17/2014) [-]
well yeah. they never had the numbers other nation states had and the only thing they had was an army. think of it like taking a ranger battalion and throwing it against the entire north korean army. maybe not that extreme but you get the point. being the best trianed military wont mean much if they just out number you 10 to 1
#124 - captinchikin (06/17/2014) [-]
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