This is the latest volume from the International Sparta Seminar, in the series founded by Anton Powell and Stephen Hodkinson. Figueira is here the editor of sixteen new papers; among the authors are most of the world's leading authorities on the history of Sparta. There are particular concentrations of papers on Spartan women; the economy of Sparta; helots and Messenians; Xenophon and Sparta.
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The motif of taking in Spartan culture
Suicide in Spartan society
The nature of the Spartan kleros
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