The Bronze Lie
Ch. 9: The "Moron Label": The Spartans and the Political Far Right
The story of the Spartans is one of the best known in history, from their rigorous training to their dramatic feats of arms--but is that portrait of Spartan supremacy true?
Renowned novelist and popular historian Myke Cole goes back to the original sources to discuss whether or not this reputation is deserved.
The Spartan hoplite enjoys unquestioned curr…