The Spartans built one of the finest armies in the ancient world, but their culture was so harsh that the word “spartan” has become synonymous with an austere way of life. Spartan society was dominated by a sense of duty to the city-state, and citizens were given no choice about participating in this strict military regime.

Topic: Using at least 3 specific examples, analyze how Sparta laid the foundation for modern military values. You may want to indicate determine what modern military values are first.

Your papers should formulate a clear and precise argument.

Your papers should draw on assigned readings for the course, textbook and the external links. You may incorporate additional outside sources, but these need to be properly cited.

Include your full name on a cover sheet.

Leave adequate margins (1 inch all around)

Use standard 10 or 12 pitch type font such as Arial or Times Roman. Avoid large or fancy type fonts such as Old English, Script or Desdemona.

Double-space all text and quotations. (Exception: Indent and single space long quotations (4 lines or more.)

Include a reference page, even if it is just the textbook.