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In his controversial movie 300 (2006), based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel (1998), Zack Snyder tells the heroic story of the Spartan king Leonidas and his 300 men.
Students of Greek military history tend to assume that cavalry played a marginal role on the battlefields of ancient Greece until the era of Philip and Alexander. Until recently historians have also assumed that the hoplite phalanx rendered cavalry obsolete on the Greek battlefield.
Competing Constructions of Masculinity in Ancient Greece Scott Rubarth (Rollins College) ATINER’S Conference Paper Series: No: MDT2013-0392 (2013) Abstract Scholars often speak of…
Spartan traditions and laws regarding women attempted to masculinize them both actively and passively.
Te potency of the military image of Sparta during the twentieth century, supported by powerful modern political analogies, helps to explain why this has been one of the few notions that has remained untransformed by the significant reassessments of the ?hara?ter o? Spartan so?iety produ?ed ?y the
last generation o? s?holarly resear?h.
Before i begin my consideration of the oath, it must be noted that the exact nature of the Peloponnesian league, especially its constitution and the nature of the obligations its allies had towards one another, is unclear and much debated in the scholarship.
Sparta, the mythological birthplace and home of the Homeric heroine, was alleged to have worshiped her at two sites, at a shrine within the polis and at a shrine several kilometers outside the polis.8 We know very little about the former shrine, but the latter has been archaeologically attested; the partial walls and foundations of a fifth-century BCE monument to Helen of Sparta and her husband Menelaos, known as the Menelaion, have been recovered on a ridge near the west bank of the Eurotas.