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 II: Spartan Equality

This is Part II of our five part (now six part) look at Sparta (Part I is here). Last week we took a look at our sources for Sparta and then examined the Spartan child-training system, the agoge. We found that our sources look nothing like the grizzled veterans who narrate films like 300, being … Continue reading Collections: This. Isn’t. Sparta. Part II: Spartan Equality