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Title: Agis IV, Kleomenes III, and Spartan Landscapes
Authors: Shipley, D. Graham J.
First Published: 1-Jul-2017
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Citation: Historia, 2017, 66 (3), pp. 281-297
Abstract: This study reassesses the reforms of the mid-third-century Spartan kings. It examines first the possible landscape impacts of oliganthropy and demotion to 'Inferior' status. Possible attempts, by state or individuals, to combat inequality by cultivating unused land or ignoring the prohibition on manual labour did not solve the problem. Since Sparta and perioikic poleis possessed distinct territories, 'Malea(s)' in Plutarch's account of Agis's land reforms should mean Mt Parnon, not Cape Malea; it was only Sparta's own chōra that Agis IV and Kleomenes III could redesign. Disadvantaging the perioikoi was impossible, given the relative increase in their power within Laconia.
ISSN: 0018-2311
eISSN: 0341-0056
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-2019
Version: Publisher Version
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, Franz Steiner Verlag. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo until 18 months after publication, in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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