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Music

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Founded:2002

Headquarters:El Paso, Texas

Website Link(s):Official Site

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Label(s)

Genre(s)

RIYL

Band Members

  • Jim Ward
  • Tony Hajjar
  • Matt Miller
  • Keeley Davis

Includes Members of

Band Biography

In the wake of the "indefinite hiatus" At the Drive-In took in late 2001, Sparta formed and followed with its debut Austere EP in early 2002 while Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala went on to form The Mars Volta. Porcelain came out in mid-2004, but line-up changes and touring made another record slow in following.

Discography

Albums

  • Wiretap Scars
  • Porcelain

EPs

  • Austere

Singles

  • Cut Your Ribbon

Appears On

Compilations

Soundtracks

Further Reading

(links to websites, label biographies, fansites, books, periodicals or any additional information on the artist)


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Halo

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An ancient Spartan warrior.

Sparta is a city located in Greece, Earth. It had served as a city-state in ancient Greece, and was the major inspiration of the Spartans.

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History

Sparta was a Dorian Greek military city-state, originally centered in Laconia. Sparta emphasized military training, and after achieving notable victories over the Athenian and Persian Empires, regarded itself as the natural protector of Greece. Laconia or Lacedaemon was the name of the wider city-state centered at the city of Sparta, though the name "Sparta" is now used for both. The kings of Sparta were believed to be the direct descendants of Heracles (Hercules), all Spartan Hoplites held a shield with the Greek L on it (Λ) which stood for Laconia.

Military Training

Spartan citizen boys left home for military boarding school at the age of seven and were required to serve in the army until the age of thirty. Then, they passed into the active reserve, where they remained until the age of sixty. Spartan education from the ages of seven to thirty emphasized physical toughness, steadfastness in military ranks, and absolute obedience to orders. The ordinary Spartan was a citizen-warrior, or Hoplite, trained to obey and endure; he became a politician only if chosen as Ephor for a single year. He could be elected a life member of the council after his sixtieth year, in which he would be free from military service. Men were encouraged to marry at the age of twenty but could not live with their families until they left their active military service at age thirty. The Spartans perfected the craft of Hoplite warfare. They called themselves "homoioi" (ομοιοι, which means equals), pointing to their common lifestyle and the discipline of the phalanx, which demanded that no soldier be superior to his comrades. Using these stern practices, the Spartan military remained unconquered for nearly a thousand years, up until the Roman conquest of Greece.

References in Halo

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The Spartans of the UNSC are named after the ancient Greek civilization and they follow basically the same ideologies and military training techniques as their ancient ancestors. The Halo Spartans, like the warriors of Sparta were raised to be soldiers from a young age. Also, they both are forces of small numbers, with great skill and strength as compensation.

The Halo Story is somewhat of an allusion to the Persian War between Greece and Persia. The Covenant could represent the Persians, conquering and absorbing other factions to fight with them. The Humans/UNSC could represent the Greeks, fighting back at the Covenant/Persians, and being the only faction around to deny surrender but fight until death to avoid extinction.

Also, marines will shout "This is SPARTA!" with the IWHBYD skull in Halo 3. This is a reference to the film 300. In addition, Gunnery Sergeant Buck will yell this, too, in Halo 3:ODST.

In The novel Halo: The Fall of Reach, at the infancy of the SPARTAN-II's training, all of the SPARTAN-II's are shown a video about the Battle of Thermopylae when 300 Spartans bravely fought a Persian army much larger then theirs, fighting to the last man to buy time for their people to muster an army. Thus, the SPARTAN-II's were there for the same reason. Except this time, the enemy were not Persians.[1]

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Sources

  1. Fall of Reach: page 39

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YCM

Up to date as of February 06, 2010

From Yu-Gi-Oh Card Maker Wiki

Sparta
Image:Back-EN.png
English: Sparta
Attribute: Spell Cards Image:Spell.png
Property: Field Image:Field.png
Card Lore: Increase the ATK of all Warriors by 500. Remove this card and three other warriors from play to special summon "Ares-God of War."
Sets with this Card: God of War
Card Limit: Limited
Other Card Information: Gallery - Rulings
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Tips - Errata - Trivia
Lores - Artworks - Names

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