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Second Messenian War

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Second Messenian War

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To the Soldiers After a Defeat, by Tyrtaeus of Sparta

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Sparta's Secret Police - Lesser Known History Shorts (Short History Documentary)

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A Hero’s Life, and a Hero’s Death, by Tyrtaeus of Sparta

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Sibelius - Atenarnes sång (War Song of Tyrtaeus)

The Second Messenian War was a war between the Ancient Greek states of Messenia and Sparta. It started around 40 years after the end of the First Messenian War with the uprising of a slave rebellion. This war lasted from 685 to 668 BC. Other scholars, however, assign later dates, claiming, for example, that 668 is the date of the war's start, pointing at Sparta's defeat at the First Battle of Hysiae as a possible catalyst for the uprising.
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