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Abstract: This thesis studies the poet Alcman within the context of archaic Sparta's socio-political development. What is the relationship between Alcman's poetry and its context of early Sparta? I suggest that Alcman's lyric production should be primarily understood as instrumental in promoting the ideology of the new Spartan state in the seventh century BC, rather than as the heritage of a ... read morehierarchical aristocratic society doomed to be overcome by the Lycourgan reforms.
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2018.
Submitted to the Dept. of Classics.
Advisor: Steven Hirsch.
Committee: Anne Mahoney, and Ioannis Evrigenis.
Keywords: Classical studies, Ancient history, and Ancient languages.read less