Myth and Territory in the Spartan Mediterranean

By Irad Malkin

Greek mythology and cult usually served either as expressions of collective, ancient identification and of attitudes to lands and territories. Functioning traditionally, myths supplied justifications and legitimations of conquest, displacement, and payment. concentrating on the Spartan Mediterranean--the international of Sparta and its colonies--this ebook examines the spectrum of the makes use of of fable. Extending past the Greek global, the publication additionally increases the real query of ways peoples relate to and justify their nationwide and territorial identities.

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