Spartans

Spartans focused less than other Greeks on education arts literature

Spartans focused less than other Greeks on the development of education, arts, and literature. Some view this as having contributed to the characteristically blunt Laconian speech. However, Socrates, in Plato’s dialogue Protagoras, noting Spartans’ ability to seemingly effortlessly throw off pithy comments, appears to reject the idea that Spartans’ economy with words was simply a […]