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Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Museum of London

The Riddle of Ancient Sparta: Unwrapping an Enigma

Professor Paul Cartledge

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Ancient Sparta has been handed down in a tradition radically conflicted and confused by rival political and social ideologies. A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, one might say. This Spartan tradition is still alive and lively today. 

This lecture seeks to shed light rather than heat, by assessing just how odd (different, exceptional, peculiar) Sparta really might have been.

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Professor Cartledge is a British ancient historian and academic. He holds a visiting Global Distinguished Professorship at New York University and sits on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press.

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