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A Spartan is a person from the Greek city Sparta or the ancient Greek city-state of the same name. In the latter context, the term "Spartan" in its most technical sense refers to a member of the Spartiate caste and under some usages also encompasses the class of mothakes, residents of Sparta who were free but did not enjoy full political rights.

The proper noun "Spartan" can also refer to a member of one of the numerous athletic teams (see below) named after the soldiers of ancient Sparta, especially its renowned hoplite infantry. The adjective "spartan" (see Wiktionary) refers to the frugal and austere nature of the Spartans.



Teams referred as the Spartans:

Non-scholastic teams[edit]

University teams[edit]

High school teams[edit]


  • Andrey Koreshkov (born 1990), Russian mixed martial artist nicknamed "Spartan"
  • Lucio Linhares (born 1973), Brazilian mixed martial artist nicknamed "Spartan"
  • Vinicius Queiroz (born 1983), Brazilian mixed martial artist nicknamed "Spartan"



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