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Lycurgus

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Famous Greeks

Lycurgus

Taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

The legendary Spartan Lycurgus (c. 776 B.C.) represents a characteristic early Greek figure: the lawgiver who saves his country from civil war and establishes its characteristic political, social, and religious institutions. No such institutions in antiquity were as famous or significant as those of Sparta.

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t********m
July 17, 2019
The Spartans did NOT marry out of romantic love, that is an absolute untruth. The Spartans even had to shave the heads of the newly married brides so they would be similar enough to men for the Spartan men to sleep with them. Unreal, that this professor is saying such a lie. So far I had no complaints about his way of lecturing, but this has to be said. This guy must love communism, because he described spartan society as 19th century communist ideals. Not all Spartans owned the same amount of land either.

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b********m
July 10, 2019

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March 4, 2019

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