CULTURAL LIFE

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A Spartan vase, dating from the 6th century BC.

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  • art: sculpture, painted vases, bone and ivory carving
  • architecture: Amyklaion, Menelaion, the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia
  • writing and literature: Alcman and Tyrtaeus
  • Greek writers' views of Sparta: Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Aristotle, Pausanias, Plutarch

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