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Goddess Artémis Orthia, Laconia


When Philip of Macedon threatened them with,
‘If I enter Laconia, I will raze Sparta to the ground,’
the Spatans’ reply was,
‘ If.’


Laconian globular aryballos, c.. 575–550 BCE


Spartan woman


Spartan Helmet


Bronze horse c. 740 BCE


Ancient Spartan theater

© 9 July 2012 Isabella Darling.  All rights reserved.  Images as attributed.