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Sparta Turns Victory into Defeat

Spartan warrior

Spartans won their war against Athens, fighting they said to restore liberty to those states that had been "enslaved" by Athens. The Spartans continued acting as Greece's police force, maintaining the victory of aristocrats against rebellion and trying to maintain their position as the dominant power. Security for Sparta lay more in the support it had among other cities. It lost this support and a war against Thebes. Spartans were tired of war. In their sense of purpose they fragmented. Some became interested in personal wealth, and they divided between wealthy and poor.

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