In this post we present and discuss an excerpt from Valerius Maximus.
To me it seems that as far as regards the maintenance of concord among the citizens, the security of the Laconian territory and the preservation of the freedom of Sparta, the legislation of Lycurgus and the foresight he exhibited were so admirable that one is forced to regard his institutions as of divine rather than human origin. Continue reading “Polybius’ criticism on the constitution of Sparta”
Lycurgus had perfectly well understood that all the above changes take place necessarily and naturally, and had taken into consideration that every variety of constitution which is simple and formed on one principle is precarious, as it is soon perverted into the corrupt form which is proper to it and naturally follows on it. Continue reading “The constitution of Lycurgus”
Here we reproduce parts from three different articles on the subject, so that our readers obtain the best possible information. Continue reading “Mycenean palace unearthed near Sparta, Linear B Tablets Found”