“Because We are Also the Only Ones Who Give Birth to Men.”  Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, explaining why Spartan women were allowed to rule men.  Queen Gorgo was the wife of Leonidas. At the time she spoke it, women were second-class citizens just about everywhere, except in Sparta. In contrast to the other women of Greece, Spartan women were treated reasonably well, and enjoyed a much greater level of freedom than their peers could ever expect.

“Because We are Also the Only Ones Who Give Birth to Men.” Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, explaining why Spartan women were allowed to rule men. Queen Gorgo was the wife of Leonidas. At the time she spoke it, women were second-class citizens just about everywhere, except in Sparta. In contrast to the other women of Greece, Spartan women were treated reasonably well, and enjoyed a much greater level of freedom than their peers could ever expect.

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Gorgo was the wife of King Leonidas, and was Queen of Sparta in the movie 300. Throughout the movie she wears a number of outfits, ranging from...

Gorgo was the wife of King Leonidas, and was Queen of Sparta in the movie 300. Throughout the movie she wears a number of outfits, ranging from...

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Gorgo, Queen of Sparta Study  Watercolor on paper  7x7 Inches  2014    This piece was inspired by Gorgo, a queen of Sparta during the Persian

Gorgo, Queen of Sparta Study Watercolor on paper 7x7 Inches 2014 This piece was inspired by Gorgo, a queen of Sparta during the Persian

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"Gorgo, Queen of Sparta" by sophisticatedignorance21 ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring art

"Gorgo, Queen of Sparta" by sophisticatedignorance21 ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring art

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Gorgo was the only known child of King Cleomenes I, & the wife of King Leonidas I. Gorgo is noted as one of the few female historical figures named by Herodotus, & for her political acumen & wisdom. She is unique for being the daughter of a King of Sparta, the wife of another king of Sparta, & the mother of a third king of Sparta. "When asked by a woman from Attica, 'Why are you Spartan women the only ones who can rule men?', she said: 'Because we are also the only ones who give birth to…

Gorgo was the only known child of King Cleomenes I, & the wife of King Leonidas I. Gorgo is noted as one of the few female historical figures named by Herodotus, & for her political acumen & wisdom. She is unique for being the daughter of a King of Sparta, the wife of another king of Sparta, & the mother of a third king of Sparta. "When asked by a woman from Attica, 'Why are you Spartan women the only ones who can rule men?', she said: 'Because we are also the only ones who give birth to…

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"300" - movie of Spartan fight against invading army of Xerxes
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