Alcman and the Evolution of Early Sparta

Barbiero, Roberto.

2018

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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 hiera... read more
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