The ‘Spartan Mirage’ is the subject of the next Sparta Live event, July the 9th, 5-6 pm. (British standard time).
‘Sparta’ and ‘Spartans’ conjure up a number of conventional images and associations. A key issue for historians is seeking to understand how much the image of Sparta which we receive from ancient authors (usually Athenian) simplifies, idealizes, or distorts the historical reality. How much of what we know about Sparta represents actually a ‘Spartan Mirage’?
Join this week’s Sparta Live! event to find out from Professor Nigel Kennell (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and Dr. Philip Davies (University of Nottingham). The event hosts will be Professor Emeritus James Roy (UoN) and Dr. Petros Doukas, Mayor of Sparti. Join us on Thursday (9/7), 5-6 pm (BST). The event will be recorded.
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