Collections: This. Isn’t. Sparta. Part III: Spartan Women

Today, in part III of our six (!) part look at Sparta (Part I; Part II) we're going to take a close look at the role of women in Spartan society, keeping in mind the Spartan social hierarchy we established last time. Sparta has a reputation - often aided and abetted by textbooks - of … Continue reading Collections: This. Isn’t. Sparta. Part III: Spartan Women

Collections: This. Isn’t. Sparta. Part I: Spartan School

This is Part I of a (planned) five part series (now expanded into a six part series) comparing the popular legacy of Sparta (embodied in films like 300) with the historical ancient state. Today, we're going to start by looking at the sources of our information on Sparta, and then begin at the beginning: the … Continue reading Collections: This. Isn’t. Sparta. Part I: Spartan School