They Really Just Loved to Sing & Dance, Ancient Sparta & The Spartan Mirage (Part Four)


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We're talking more of Sparta's history and culture including a (very brief!!) overview of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars and just a taste of Sparta during the Roman period, Lacedaimonia Land. 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: Thucydides translation by X; Spartan Cultural Memory in the Roman Period by Nigel M. Kennell from A Companion to Sparta, Edited by Anton Powell; Pre-Classical Sparta as Song Culture by Claude Calame; Reconstructing History from Secrecy, Lies and Myth by Anton Powell; Spartan Religion Michael A. Flower; Spartan Cultural Memory in the Roman Period by Nigel M. Kennell. Find some fascinating Bad Ancient articles on Sparta here.

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