The Gymnasium of Virtue: Education & Culture in Ancient Sparta

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1995 - History - 241 pages
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The Gymnasium of Virtue is the first book devoted exclusively to the study of education in ancient Sparta, covering the period from the sixth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. Nigel Kennell refutes the popular notion that classical Spartan ed
 

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Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
3
IN THE TRACK OF THE FAMOUS
5
TRAINING UP THE YOUTH
28
THE CONTESTS OF THE LATER
49
THE LYCURGAN CUSTOMS
70
THE INVENTOR OF THE AGOGE
98
FROM ARTEMIS TO THE DIOSCURI
115
CONCLUSION
143
Testimonia on the Whipping Contest
149
The Status of Amyclae
162
NOTES
171
BIBLIOGRAPHY
219
INDEX
235
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Nigel M. Kennell is a faculty member in the College Year in Athens program at the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece.

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