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Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical - AHIX335

Sparta was a powerful city-state in Greece from the eighth to the fourth centuries BC, and sometimes the most powerful. This unit examines the growth of Sparta from the Mycenaean period, through the phase of overseas settlement and the 'Spartan Mediterranean', the years of conflict against Persia then against Athens, and into the generation which ended with defeat at Leuctra and the establishment of Messene and Megalopolis. Spartan society, politics and upbringing will be examined, with reference to their broader context in Greece and beyond, along with the theme of change and opposition to change at Sparta.

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S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

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Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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