Why Is Sparta So Weird? Ancient Sparta & The Spartan Mirage (Part One)


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In this introduction to the new series on ancient Sparta and the Spartan Mirage, Liv gives a rundown on the history of Archaic and Classical Sparta, truths and misconceptions. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content!

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

Sources: The History of Herodotus, translated by G. C. Macaulay as found on Project Gutenberg; “Sparta: Reconstructing History from Secrecy, Lies and Myth.” by Anton Powell from A Companion to Sparta; Pausanias’ Description of Greece translated by WHS Jones; Plutarch’s Life of Lykourgos, translated by Bernadotte Perrin; upcoming conversation episodes also contributed to sourcing. Check out BadAncient.com for misconceptions on the ancient world.

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