Discover the secrets of the renowned city-state that dominated the ancient Greek world during the Archaic and Classical periods - Sparta. Located in the Peloponnese region of Greece, this military powerhouse was home to the highly skilled Spartan hoplites. With their striking red cloaks, long hair, and lambda-emblazoned shields, they were the most feared and respected fighters in Greece. The city's military prowess was demonstrated in the famous battles of Thermopylae and Plataea in the early 5th century BCE. However, Sparta was also known for its intense rivalry with Athens and Corinth, leading to the devastating Peloponnesian and Corinthian Wars of the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, respectively. A visit to the ancient site of Sparta in Peloponnese is a must-do for history buffs and culture enthusiasts alike.

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