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How Far Does The Period 478-404 Bear Out The Contention That Spartan Policy Is Always Governed Mainly By The Necessity Of Taking Precautions Against The Helots During the period 478-404BC Sparta was considered to be one of the leading states in all of Hellas Spartas policies have been questioned by many ancient historians including Thucydides himself and it could be argued that some of Spartas policies did have alterior motives and reasons but was Spartan policy always governed mainly by the necessity of taking precautions against the Helots A Greek tribe called the Dorians who had previously lived on the edge of the civilised world crossed the Corinthian Gulf and invaded the great cities of the Peloponnese The Dorians settled in Laconia and became known as the Spartans whereas the previous inhabitants of that area were enslaved and became known as the Helots The invasions of Messenia and Helos around 740BC also gained Sparta a large number of Helots A third social class also existed classical Sparta called the Periocoi This class had more rights than the Helots but still could not be considered to be Spartan citizens The Periocoi had their own communities but were still owned by the Spartan state and had to obey the Spartans Sparta itself was a very militaristic society and was the only society in Greece to have a professional army According to Plutarch the aim of the Spartan education system was to produce prompt obedience to authority the ability to endure pain and hardship courage and victory in battle So it seems the Spartan way of life was very hard and its main aim was to produce good soldiers Spartas tough military regime was known as the Agoge a boy lived in the barracks training to become a soldier from the age of six During the first stage of education he would be gradually introduced to hardships and physical skills and this training would increase in intensity
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