Okay, not Sparta specifically, but how about anything in ancient Greece? I have had this really weird obsession with anything related to ancient Greece and easily get entranced and addicted to stories about history. I’m creepily fascinated by the general way that people lived during this time and would have loved to witness it firsthand. So why not travel back to the time when Greece and Sparta were in a constant state of war, everyone worshipped the same mythical Gods, and we can see how Troy actually fell?
I think one of the coolest things about going back into ancient Greece is that there would be so much history that you can uncover. Yeah its true that these people wrote their stories down in different ways for us to find them, but only so much can be uncovered from excavating ancient cites and analyzing artifacts. We could find out the detailed specifics of all the wars, and what actually happened. For all we know, everything that we have uncovered and presumed can be completely wrong. Like all those movies that have been made after ancient times. Those could be completely inaccurate (Sorry Troy and 300). Living during this time, we would actually know what happened and we would have an inside scoop.
Another reason why it would be cool to go back there is because we would have a completely different lifestyle than we do now. Without our Iphones, blackberrys, SUVs and giant mansions sitting in front of our big screen watching March Madness, instead we would be sitting in miniature homemade houses cramped together with our family worshipping all of the gods. I think it an interesting perspective to think that had we lived during this time, all of us would have the same mythical gods that we would look up to, pray to and worship. Now, many people have their own different beliefs and values but during this time, everyone pretty much believed in the same thing. Even those of opposing countries believed and respected the same gods and feared of angering them. It also didn’t matter what social class you were in. You could have been a member of the royal court of the empire, or a foot soldier, and you still live by the same values.
Granted, your standard of living wouldn’t be high, and unless you were King or Queen, or somehow related to them or worked with them, you would probably be living in shambles and would be sacrificed instantly if the King decided that you would be. On the plus side, you’re always really tan, would have a really attractive boyfriend (Brad Pitt-Troy?) and as a girl, get to wear really cool and pretty clothes and jewelry. Also an unlimited supply of wine with every meal. Sounds pretty good to me.