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What are the causes of the Spartan population crisis starting in the fifth century BC?

The population of the citizen caste of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta fell dramatically starting in the fifth century BC. It never recovered until reformer kings of the third century BC began to enfranchise non-Spartiates. Why did this shortfall occur?

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Timothy D. answered • 19d

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