By Chuck Rosenthal
A faculty professor travels with 13 students during the Himalayas for 4 months.
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99. 2 Pindar, Pythian i. 64; v. 72; Isthmian ix. 2; and see below, p. 57. 3 Thucydides i. 124; v. 9; vi. , and 82, (where an Athenian speaker in Sicily does use the distinction), viii. 25. -16- carry on the war against Persia at the head of a large body of allies, while Sparta struggled with dissension at home, disaffection in her League, and increasing desperation among the helots, who finally broke into revolt after the earthquake of 464. Her population seems to have declined dramatically. Meanwhile at Athens about 460 there triumphed that radical and imperialistic policy whose greatest representative was Pericles.
Leonidas at Thermopylae (J. -L. David, Musée du Louvre) 6. Leonidas taking leave of his family (from Glover's Leonidas, 1804 edition) -x- I INTRODUCTION ANCIENT SPARTA: a militaristic and totalitarian state, holding down an enslaved population, the helots, by terror and violence, educating its young by a system incorporating all the worst features of the traditional English public school, and deliberately turning its back on the intellectual and artistic life of the rest of Greece. Such, at least, is the picture, if any, which mention of the name consciously or unconsciously conjures up in the minds of most people in this country today.
The several branches of the Greek people were undoubtedly closely related and culturally interdependent; most modern scholars, in reaction from a revived racial interpretation stronger than any ancient one, find them hard to distinguish except in terms of dialect, a tribe-organization usually obsolete by classical times, and a few religious cults and customs. The years after Plataea saw more important developments than a tendency to describe Sparta as Dorian. During this period the city turned in upon herself Alarmed by the tyrant-like intrigues and ambitions of Pausanias, she recalled him and allowed the navy (which she could not afford) to decline.
Are We Not There Yet?: Travels in Nepal, North India, and Bhutan by Chuck Rosenthal