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Lycurgus: Mysterious Spartan Lawgiver

Written by Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Sparta has fascinated people for thousands of years. One of the most, if not the most important figure in all of Spartan history was Lycurgus, the great lawgiver. The interesting thing is that we know very little about this man and his character and indeed, many suspect

Are current policies Draconian? Do we Need them?

We were ‘outside’ all of five minutes, at best… and I use inverted commas because we still hadn’t left the building. You see, our comfortable little apartment, while nestled in a beautiful old french building, has only an internal courtyard view. ‘No noisy traffic sounds!’, we had initially rejoiced… but then we noticed we didn’t