Lycurgus Biography

Military Leader, Legal Professional
Lycurgus was an ancient Greek who is credited with helping to found the basic tenets of Spartan society.


Scholars have been unable to determine conclusively whether Lycurgus was a historical person and, if he did exist, which institutions should be attributed to him. But his generally known as a lawgiver who founded some or most of the institutions of ancient Sparta, including the highly militarized communal system that made Sparta unique among the city-states of Greece.

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