By Irad Malkin

Greek mythology and cult usually served either as expressions of collective, old id and of attitudes to lands and territories. Functioning traditionally, myths supplied justifications and legitimations of conquest, displacement, and payment. targeting the Spartan Mediterranean--the international of Sparta and its colonies--this ebook examines the spectrum of the makes use of of fantasy. Extending past the Greek international, the booklet additionally increases the $64000 query of the way peoples relate to and justify their nationwide and territorial identities.

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