Lycurgan Reforms

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Who wrote about them...?
Plutarch, Life of Lycurgus, chapters 8, 9, 24, 25.
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Strived for...?
Equality
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Currency...?
Gold/silver to heavy, vinegar-covered iron. No exportation. Attack on luxury. (chapt 9)
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Land...?
Redistributed, into 9,000 Kleros. One for each Spartiate, enough to support a Spartiate and his wife (chapt. 8). Helots worked their land (24).
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Trade...?
Less from outside Sparta. Possibly Xenophobic. (chapt 9)
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What reduced...?
Crime, corruption and poverty. (9)
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Spartans became...?
Soldiers only. All other professions banned. (9)
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Those with many possessions...?
Had no great advantage (9). No distinction between individuals (8). Riches were not envied (24).
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Legal disputes...?
Disappeared, with coinage. (24)
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Spartiates should view themselves as...?
Part of their country, not as individuals. (24)
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Spartiates' time was taken up by...?
Choral dances, feats, festivals, hunting, expeditions, physical exercise and conversation (24).
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Older men were to...?
Spend time around the gymnasia, not doing domestic tasks and praise/criticise the young there (25).
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No remarks...?
About moneymaking or commercial dealings (25).
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Spartiates should not desire...?
A private life, instead always be attached to the community (25).
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