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Helena P. Schrader

Archaic Period (750 - 500 BC)  - 
 
A Spartan would have found himself a fish out of water (or should I say a lion lost at sea?) in an Athenian symposium -- just as Leonidas does here in this excerpt from "A Peerless Peer" at: http://spartareconsidered.blogspot.com
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Minoan Age (2000BC - 1400BC)  - 
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Anul nou fericit!!!,,, Un an fructuos,spune un adio frumos Plin de realizari,si eterne impliniri I-si canta refrenul,arhiplin de melos La cumpana,si-n prag,de schimbari,,, Cu o ultima,lacrima de foc ...
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Ca fiinta ideala Dumnezeu,a creat omul Sa-l umbreasca,bine pomul Fructul rodului,sa-i placa Sa vorbeasca,sau sa taca,,, Dup-a-lui infatisare L-a creat,mare si tare Viata-n ameliorare L-a facut si mic,si mare,...
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Macedonian Always Greek

Hellenistic Period (336-146 BC)  - 
 
 
“Until the end of the first century BC, numismatic production in Macedonia continued to be Greek in appearance. Greek legends, local types, and Greek denominations were still applied to Macedonian coins. In the last decades of the first century BC, during the period of the civil wars, Roman commanders produced bronze issues on Greek soil to finance their troops: this was the first step towards the adoption of Roman denominations by the local mints. By the time of Augustus the shift had been completed.”
(Robin J. Lane Fox [ed.], “Brill's Companion to Ancient Macedon: Studies in the Archaeology and History of Macedon, 650 BC–300 AD”, 2011, pp.176-177)
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“The distinction between coins for internal and external circulation originated in Macedonia and from there spread to the rest of the Greek world during the Hellenistic period. This sophisticated approach shows an elaborate monetary system at an early date.” (Robin J. Lane Fox [ed.], “Brill's Companion to Ancient Macedon: Studies in the Archaeology and History of Macedon, 650 BC–300 AD”, 2011, p.163)
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Macedonian Always Greek

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Samson the Greek? 3,000-year-old finds at Tel Dan suggest that the Danites were Aegean soldiers hired by Canaan's Egyptian overlords to keep order.
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Macedonian Always Greek

Classical Period (500-336 BC)  - 
 
 
Philip's II of Macedon speech to Amphictyonic League in Corinth :
“It is become necessary to go and meet the barbarians [Persians] whose ungovernable pride already affects universal empire, therefore we must submit to be slaves for ever or resolve on timely opposition. The question is not whether the Greeks are to have war or peace but whether they shall carry the war into the enemy’s country or receive it in their own? Nor does it behave us merely to revenge former injuries… Do we forget that when Greece was even in a divided state Agesilaus with an inconsiderable army gave law to the satraps of the Persian king? Do we forget the triumphant actions and the glorious retreat of the ten thousand? [Xenophon's Anabasis] Is it needful to recur to the jealousies, which Persia has constantly fomented in our country [Greece] to the animosities, which her intrigues have bred and nourished in order to arm Greek against Greek? Let us turn to the plains of Marathon! Is there anything wanting to inspire us with the highest expectations of success now that the whole force of this brave [Greek] nation can be exerted against a people enervated by luxury and depressed by [Persian] slavery?”
(Quintus Curtius Rufus, "Historiae Alexandri Magni", 1.8. 94-95)
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“The evidence for the language of the Macedonians has been reviewed and discussed by Kalleris and Hammond, Griffith, and many others, all contending that it was a dialect of Greek. The increasing volume of surviving public and private inscriptions makes it quite clear that there was no written language but Greek. There may be room for argument over spoken forms, or at least over local survivals of earlier occupancy, but it is hard to imagine what kind of authority might sustain that. There is no evidence for a different "Macedonian" language that cannot be as easily explained in terms of dialect or accent.” (“Cambridge Ancient Histories", Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998)
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Carlos Madeira

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During the last US presidential elections several pundits expressed concerns over whether Trump represented a returning trend towards the populist and authoritarian politicians that took over Europe and Latin America for seve...
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Stella Nenova

Hellenistic Period (336-146 BC)  - 
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Attempts to portray the Spartan syssitia as a component of a Totalitarian Spartan state’s systematic attempt to undermine the family and individual will reveal an alarming lack of objectivity. Find out more at:



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"A Spartan youth does not need exotic fish rushed into the city on ice and doused in spicy sauces to feel well-fed; just filling his belly will do that." A Spartan headmaster explains the Spartan agoge to a stranger in this excerpt from "A Heroic King." Read more at: 
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Marty Stocks

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The myth of the Dioskouroi, the Divine Twins, is exceptional among the myths of Ancient Greece for its self-sacrifice on the part of a God. Significantly, it tells the tale of two Spartan princes. Read more at: http://spartareconsidered.blogspot.com

Historian Helena P. Schrader discusses ancient Spartan society and culture, seeking to rectify a number of common misconceptions. She also provides excerpts from her biographical novels about Leonidas and reviews of books on ancient Sparta.
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Zeus es el hijo menor de los titanes Cronos y Rea y la divinidad más poderosa del Panteón griego. Su nombre significa "brillante", título que hace referencia a su posición como dios del cielo, así como a su vinculación con los fenómenos atmosféricos, especialmente con la lluvia, los rayos y los truenos...
http://artolympia.blogspot.com.es/2016/11/zeus-jupiter.html
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Zeus es el hijo menor de los titanes Cronos y Rea y la divinidad más poderosa del Panteón griego. Su nombre significa "brillante", título que hace referencia a su posición como dios del cielo, así como a su vinculación con lo...
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Helena P. Schrader

Archaic Period (750 - 500 BC)  - 
 
One of Sparta’s often overlooked diplomatic victories was prying Mycenae and Tyrens out of Argos’ sphere of influence and into her own. Little is known about this diplomatic success beyond the fact that it followed the Spartan victory at Sepeia and lasted through Leonidas’ deployment to Thermopylae. In my novel “A Peerless Peer” I provide a plausible scenario of how and why Mycenae was -- under Leonidas’ reign -- a Spartan ally. Read an excerpt at: 
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