Articles about Sparta
Image Manipulation And Utopianism – Sparta’s Legacies To Modern Europe
by The Editor
Classicist KENNETH ROYCE MOORE delves into one of the oldest and most important ingredients of Western civilisation. Spartan tradition, both real and idealised, had a profound influence on such notable philosophers as Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Diogenes the Cynic, Zeno of Cyttium and others [EDITOR’S NOTE: Zeno of Cyttium (c 340-265 BC) was the founder of Stoicism]. This is especially the case in terms of those who speculatively explored political theory and that which we would today refer to as utopianism and, by extension, the subsequent Western traditions that derive from their philosophies.