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What does Plutarch admit about Lycurgus
There are lot of accounts of his life and its difficult to know anything certain about him
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When did Lycurgus live according to Plutarch
Not sure, Plutarch says that Xeneonphon said Lycurgus lived around the time of Heraclids and says Aristotle thinks he lived around 776 so there is no agreement
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What does Plutarch say Lycurgus invented
The Gerousa, the Assembly
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Where does Plutarch say the assembly meetings are held
Outside so there are no distractions when discussing matters, Lycurgus didnt want people looking at statues, pictures etc
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Who did Lycurgus let make proposals to be voted on by the Assembly
The gerontes and the kings
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Who were the kings after Lycurgus had died
Theopompus and Polydorus
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Under whose reign were the Ephors introduced and the power of the Assembly reduced
Theopompus
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Why were the Ephors created
To curb the kings power and the Gerousas
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Why did Lycurgus redistribute land in Sparta
To end inequality that was causing social disharmony, poverty, wealth and arrogance, the people will live equally and not compete for wealth but to be the best Spartan
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What does Plutarch say he isnt sure about
If Lycurgus gave the land or the king Polydorus did
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What were the main aims of Lycurgus' reforms
To promote simple living, not want luxuries, reduce greed and corruption, improve morals and promote social harmony
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What did Lycurgus do with coins
Declared that silver and gold are illegal and introduced iron bars
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What was the affect of the new currency
No crime, no stealing, people weren't envious of other people, people didnt accept bribe and there was no robbery
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What did Lycurgus ban and what was the affect
Foreign goods, the affect was that there were no teachers of rhetoric, no begging seers, no pimps and no gold and silver, craftsmen could concentrate of producing essential goods, temptation was cut off
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What did Lycurgus do about wealth
People weren't allowed to show off wealth
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Not sure, Plutarch says that Xeneonphon said Lycurgus lived around the time of Heraclids and says Aristotle thinks he lived around 776 so there is no agreement

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When did Lycurgus live according to Plutarch

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The Gerousa, the Assembly

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Outside so there are no distractions when discussing matters, Lycurgus didnt want people looking at statues, pictures etc

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The gerontes and the kings

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