Sparta and the Greek World
Module code: AH3015
In this module we will treat the ancient warrior society of Sparta in a wide spatial and temporal frame, avoiding the pretence of a seamless narrative—unsupportable given the incomplete evidence—by selecting key aspects from different phases of Spartan history over a long period.
- Kingship and government
- Sparta’s relations with the outside world (e.g. the rest of the Peloponnese, Athens, the Greek colonial milieu, and Persia)
- Landscape change in Sparta’s territory
- Aspects of society and culture: art, literature, religion, gender etc
- The transformation of Sparta into a Roman provincial city.