The epic, in particular the sword-
An early form of approval voting was arguably used in Ancient Greece, as is described in Plutarch
The importance of sport in the Greek world, as an expression of panhellenic unity over the city particularism and as model of a perfect and complex organi- zation, is stated by the institution of the four big games and by other less impor- tant feasts, but significant ones like the Panatheneans.
Modern 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.
The ancient Greeks offer an example of how changes to organization, and novel use of resources can lead to victory without advanced weapons and technology.
Among the causes of corruption in the English body politic enumerated by Thomas Hobbes in his book Behemoth was the attitude toward democracy engendered by learning about the ancient Greek and Roman republics.
Has 300 so successfully appealed to audiences globally because of, or despite, its extremely violent, racist, homophobic, and sexist subtext?…This paper approaches 300 as a media product produced and consumed in spatially specific ways. I present a geographical reading of 300
Until a recent archaeological discovery, our understanding of what happened in Athens during the plague had been almost entirely reliant on the gripping narrative of Thucydides, which seems so dramatically shaped that some have wondered whether the historian embellished his vivid, harrowing eye-witness report.
When did Athens and other Greek communities become slave societies? Almost all scholars believe that this development took place in the sixth century BCE. In 1898 the German historian Eduard Meyer delivered a famous lecture about slavery in the ancient world and argued that it did not play a major role in the Greek economy until the sixth century BCE and later.