Greek Historical Sources- TYRTAEUS

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Dates...?
8th Century (700s) BC
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Place of Birth...?
Attica
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Why did he go to Sparta...?
An Oracle told Sparta to invite him.
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Who may he have been...?
A lame Athenian school master, thought to be useless by Athens when sent.
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He was given...?
Spartan citizenship- one of three.
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He wrote...?
12 heroic poems on the Messenian Wars.
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What remains...?
3 whole poems and other fragments.
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Why did he write them...?
To inspire the Spartans during the C8th Wars. Reinforces Spartan ideals, not necessarily historical truth.
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