Posted on December 23, 2012 | No CommentsBefore i begin my consideration of the oath, it must be noted that the exact nature of the Peloponnesian league, especially its constitution and the nature of the obligations its allies had towards one another, is unclear and much debated in the scholarship.
Posted on August 29, 2012 | No CommentsModern scholars have debated the exact nature of the Spartan krypteia (????????), a group of young men who roamed the countryside killing helots. Some have seen it as a form of education, others as a form of suppression. However, not many scholars have pointed out that the krypteia was a form of guerrilla warfare against the helot population.