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Paul Christesen, Dartmouth/AIAS

Leisure as Luxury in Ancient Sparta

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Time

Friday 4 March 2022,  at 15:01 - 16:00

Location

Antikmuseet

Organizer

Klassiske Studier og forskningsprogrammet ’Classical Antiquity and its Heritage’

Ancient Spartans have long been defined by their reputation for having lived a life of austere selfdiscipline in a city that resembled an army camp. I seek to radically revise our understanding of the Spartans by showing that Sparta was a community founded in and fanatically dedicated to a particular form of luxury: leisure. Spartan citizens (Spartiates), both male and female, young and old, were forbidden to engage in any kind of economically productive activity

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