-Tyrtaeus, 7th century Spartan Poet
|Contrary to what academia has taught us, Spartan warriors frequently made blood pacts with the gods in return for silky smooth skin.|
(source: Kratos, God of War)
THIS..IS..episode 30, where we discuss everyone's favorite totalitarian, xenophobic, oppressive culture - the Spartans! THIS..IS..your chance to learn all about the roots of Spartan expansionism, the brutal agoge training system, and how Spartans were all about women's rights while being despicable, horrible slavers...even by slaver standards.
THIS..IS...the last time I'll be doing that for this write-up.
|Gregorio Paniagua - Papyrus Oslo A/B - Epilogos Katastrophe|
Nice chart of the Spartan government system
Fun web game from the British Museum about surviving the agoge! Could you?
This map of the Peloponnesian League is closer to what the time period of this episode covers
Fantastic site with pictures - all about Artemis Orthia