Talk:Gorgo, Queen of Sparta

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hello i hate this wwebsite it sucks

This is my first probably sucks because I am still a noob so please make any modifications and improvements that may be needed :) Tbere 19:18, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Actually, it's a lot better than most stubs on _living_ people. Chris 07:32, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Is this an article about Cleomenes or Gorgo? Half the page is about the former, which not only further diminishes this historically important figure (Gorgo), but is unnecessary, since Cleomenes has his own Wiki page. Theedge13 (talk) 19:40, 16 November 2013 (UTC)


It's misleading to suggest that Cleomenes I was murdered. The source only implies it, the official line is that he committed suicide. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:23, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

It is wrong to claim she was queen of Sparta. That is most probably something following Gorgo after the adaptation of the character in the film '300' which was totally misleading from that of the historical character. The article must be renamed and the term 'Queen of Sparta' must be removed. There was no queen, princess or any other formality regarding the wife of a Spartan King. Also a Spartan King had nothing to do with a king as we know him in medieval European history. Sparta had always two Kings who were descendants from two old noble families. After the state and laws reform of Lycourgos these two families were left providing the state with two Kings who in Greek are termed 'Vasileas' meaning the one who pulls/leads the people. One King was always staying in Sparta commanding a part of the army that was not going to battle while the other was leading the army outside of Sparta in campaigns. Their roles where exchanged in regular basis. Thus kings where more or less no more than the supreme military commanders of the state, something like a modern army general. Their wives had no formal names.

(gisvlasta, 11 Feb 2014)

It is wrong to say that in the movie Gorgo "has sex" with a council member to save her husband. If you had seen the movie you'd known that she was basically raped. (xwpisonoma at gmail dot com, 3/24/17) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:50, 25 March 2017 (UTC)


thank you NawlinWiki for making to the proper modifications to the article :)

Leonidas was born in 520 BC; Gorgo was born in 510. How is this "at least 20-30 years"????Heatherfire 01:12, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Well Gorgo never actually became a Queen of Sparta, in those times women, although were treated better in Sparta than any other country, were never allowed to rule state and this was always done by two kings. So Gorgo would of just been called a Princess.


Does the name Gorgo share any linguistic kinship with the word "gorgon"?

Basesurge (talk) 07:08, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Unattributed info/personal opinions[edit]

This article is full of unattributed information and anonymous personal opinions presented as debates and arguments about what the queen may or may not have done. It needs to be sourced or deleted.Jtcarpet (talk) 23:56, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Removed sentence disputing Gorgo as first named female cryptographer.[edit]

The sentence asserted that such a statement was a "stretch" because she only found a hidden message and didn't decode one. Seeing as "crypto-" means "hidden" and not "coded", Gorgo is by DEFINITION a cryptographer, and a case could be made that she is more truly one than a person who decodes messages. In any case, the point that was being made was contentious, temperamentally motivated, and unworthy of inclusion in a reference article.