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Lycurgus By Plutarch Summary

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“Most history is guessing, and the rest is prejudice.” ~Will and Ariel Durant, Our Oriental Heritage. In Lycurgus by Plutarch, ancient Greek philosopher Plutarch writes about the mythical figure Lycurgus and the governmental policies that Lycurgus implemented in Sparta. Over the years, historians and students alike have studied the ancient laws of Sparta. In many instances movies such as 300 dramatize and glorify Spartan life. Accounts of Sparta from Herodotus, Xenophon, and Plato have only helped to embolden the romanization of the Sparta culture. The true history of Sparta should be called into question,regardless of these great works of art by famous historians and philosophers(passive MUST FIX). The lack of written laws contributes to the…show more content…
Over the past 200 years history has become easier to record with the improvement of technology. Today at this very moment in the world we can record world leaders' actions such as Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Xi Jinping through video, email, or live streaming. These advanced forms give people ability to dissect and analyze every word, movement, and message that leaders are portraying. And before this technology, we had voice recordings, radio, and black and white pictures. And before those we had written documents and detailed first hand accounts of events that took place. And before these ancient cave paintings and symbols on clay tablets told the stories of the people of that day(how do i combine these sentences?). As we go back in time we see that the improvement of technology gives humans the ability to better interpret events, history, and meanings. And even though the ancient cave paintings left for ambiguous interpretation, it still gave historians a starting point to examine and analyze the culture of the first civilizations. This is where the first fallacy in Sparta history…show more content…
Take a moment to realize and imagine the true result of the early written law of the United States it will truly amaze the mind. For example a radical terrorist who commits an atrocity against America due to its values and what the Declaration of Independence stands for. Furthermore, The Declaration of Independence gives a North Korean refugee the rights, freedoms, and liberties that they could've never imagined in their home country. Additionally, the Declaration of Independence prevents dictators the likes of Stalin, Hitler, and Mao from taking over a country and implementing evil and pain. These are just some of the ways that the Declaration of Independence as a written law affects everyone. This written document has drastically altered the world's path and will forever have an effect on the world due to the minds behind the Declaration of
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