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CLAS 1000 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Battle, City, Ancient Rome


Department
Classical Studies
Course Code
CLAS 1000
Professor
John Walsh
Study Guide
Final

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CLAS 1000

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A TALE OF TWO ARCHAIC CITIES
COUNTRY AND PEOPLE
THE GREEKS AT HOME
“uppose the it of “pata to e deseted, ad othig left ut the teples ad the goud-
plan, distant ages would be very unwilling to believe that the power of the Lacedaemonians
was at all equal to their fame. Their city is not built continuously, and has no splendid temples
or other edifices; it rather resembles a group of villages, like the ancient towns of Hellas, and
would therefore make a poor show.
There are no written or physical remains of their existence
o Bronze, muscle and bone is their legacy
o They were busy constructing the greatest hoplite soldiers in the world
spartan mirage
o francois ollier
o much of what we know
about Sparta comes to us
through non Spartan
sources
o some appreciate Sparta,
others hate Sparta
o sparta wrote little about
themselves
tyrtaeus
o the exception
o fought for Sparta
o wrote about how awesome it is to fight for Sparta
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Spartans believed they descended from dorians
o dorians invaded Mycenae in the 12th century
o dorians=return of son Hercules
first and second messenian
wars (743-668bc)
o messene becomes a
state owned slave of
Sparta
o krypteia
ritual declaration
of war to declare
control over
sparta
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