- Between 3,000 and 5,000 years old, these trees are testimony to spartan living under harsh conditions.
- The two designs have sometimes been construed as representing a disconcerting shift from the spartan to the lavish.
- What lets it down is the over-egged direction which works against the spartan plot.
- The furnishing is spartan but includes an immense grandfather clock which strikes the hour with a shattering noise.
- Schmidt is potentially a cold character, spartan with words and frugal with money.
- The lack of decent furnishings gave the apartment a spartan look.
- Living conditions were harsh and spartan with many families living in humpies or tents.
- The bed, spartan nightstand, and two chairs seemed enough.
- Inside, he was relieved to discover, the ambience was not quite so discouragingly spartan as outside.
- My room reminds me of some apartments I lived in as a much younger man: spartan, white-washed, built around the time my parents were teenagers.
- Because it is such a spartan environment and lacks significant variation or detail, it lends itself readily to imaginative transformation.
- It's a sparse, spartan film, especially in its Scottish scenes and has none of the warmth of Ramsay's engaging debut, Ratcatcher.
- It's a spartan, occasionally pretentious piece of work, but more than redeemed by two elegant central performances.
- The dining room, not exactly spartan but simpler than most of Starck's restaurant interiors, is high enough to afford fine westerly views upriver to the City and beyond.
- The words spartan and bare did not even begin to describe the place Taro called home.
- The moon peers through the bare window with a spartan offering of light.
- The interior of the shuttle was spartan in design - a comcen, which he glimpsed as they moved him into the back.
- My first impression that there was something disconcertingly spartan about the room was reinforced after a bit of tortured thought.
- Use this spartan, but functional online viewer.
- Beeston never had palatial buildings, and throughout the C13 - C14 it remained a military base, spartan but potentially effective.
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- Thaddeus epitomized a Spartan athlete of ancient times, as did his older brother, Dmitri.
- A man in Spartan uniform stepped from the trees.
- Those two aspects of Spartan culture and society by themselves make Sparta worthy of our continued study, but they far from exhaust Sparta's fascination.
- With the collapse of Spartan hegemony in 371, the fragmentation of Greece was such that it became harder to find allies than to hire troops.
- The military structure of Spartan society was shaped by the necessity of holding down the helot class that did all the actual work.
- My jaw literally dropped as the girl started picking out books about ancient Spartan history - senior school work.
- They were considered as mothers to all Spartan soldiers.
- Throughout this ordeal he maintained a personal diary which records, in language of Spartan simplicity, the daily struggle against disease, cruelty, hopelessness, and death.
- At first he danced a solid, Spartan dance, then a rather more fey Athenian dance.
- On the other hand, Spartan isolationism appeared as a direct threat to Athens.
- Did you know that Spartan boys training to be officers in their army were partnered up with a full-grown male ‘mentor’, and essentially made to be his wife for ten years?
- There boys and girls alike competed naked, which got Spartan maidens the reputation for being rather fast.
- While Athenian forces made raids and even established small coastal bases in Spartan territory, these forays were unable to inflict sufficient damage to aid the Athenian fight.
- The combination of this ideology, the education of Spartan males, and the disciplined maintenance of a standing army gave the Spartans much needed stability.
- Jacomus drew his sword and plunged into battle with Spartan zeal.
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