Posted on August 29, 2012 | No CommentsModern scholars have debated the exact nature of the Spartan krypteia (????????), a group of young men who roamed the countryside killing helots. Some have seen it as a form of education, others as a form of suppression. However, not many scholars have pointed out that the krypteia was a form of guerrilla warfare against the helot population.
Posted on May 19, 2012 | No CommentsThe Greeks and Romans were as defined by their religion as they were by their language. Naturally, the objects of Greco-Roman theology, the gods, heroes, and stories that were told of them, were seminal for the political structure of the ancient world that they permeated.
Posted on March 4, 2012 | No CommentsPlay, childhood and physical education have formed an inseparable union throughout history, and Greece is no exception. Classical authors provided ample documentation on how children played, making it possible to identify analogies in play over the centuries.