Sparta in Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Boring, Terrence A. Literacy in Sparta. Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1979, 115 p.

Probes the traditional attribution of illiteracy to the ancient Spartans.

Dover, K. J. “Thucydides ‘as History’ and ‘as Literature.’” In The Greeks and Their Legacy: Collected Papers, Volume II: Prose, Literature, History, Society, Transmission, Influence, pp. 53-64. Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell, 1988.

Discusses Thucydides' methods and approach to the composition of historical narrative in his History of the Peloponnesian War.

Ducat, Jean. “Perspectives on Spartan Education in...

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