Essay Questions: spartan women

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George Moulos Tue, 24 Apr 2012 04:35:59 -0500 CDT

Well, It is not that common but i have heard it once or twice. (not just in 300). They use the shield as an object that if in your hands you are still defending your coutry (or city-state). And if the owner of the shield has lost the battle then the shield is lost.

BUt as they use to burn the dead the ashes were placed in a jar and buried. (Not actually on his shield or even with his shield).

It is more a metaphor of saying this is what protects you from life and death.

Santiagodecompostela Mon, 9 Feb 2009 08:09:08 -0600 CST


screwtop Wed, 17 Dec 2008 15:10:11 -0600 CST

Question: Spartan woman are reported to have told departing children and husbands.... return "with this shield or on it" what is the ancient greek translation and where can it be found.... any help appreciated... Screwtop... '

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