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A Smaller history of Greece - William Smith

A Smaller history of Greece

Author William Smith

  • Published: 1893-01-01
  • Category: Europe


The literary education of a Spartan youth was of a most restricted kind. He was taught to despise literature as unworthy of a warrior, while the study of eloquence and philosophy, which were cultivated at Athens with such extraordinary success, was regarded at Sparta with contempt.