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Archaeology NOW - New Approaches to Classical Sparta

With Stephen Hodkinson, emeritus Professor of Ancient History, Department of Classics and Archaeology, Nottingham University

Sparta is typically viewed as a totalitarian society. Its citizens’ lives were closely  controlled by the state and devoted solely to warfare. Spartan women were fierce enforcers of the military code. This lecture will question these orthodox images and argue that Spartan life was more varied and complex than we normally think.

Approx. 1 hour