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  LYCURGUS (GREEK LEADER) - LoveToKnow Article on LYCURGUS (GREEK LEADER)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lycurgus, then, did not create any of the main elements of the Spartan constitution, though he may have regulated their jowers and denned their position.
Lycurgus was a man of action; his orations, of which fifteen were published, are criticized by the ancients for their awkward arrangement, harshness of style, and the tendency to digressions about mythology and history, although their noble spirit and lofty morality are highly praised.
Lycurgus conducted an expedition of 2500 to that island, which was held by a Turkish garrison under Velna Pasha.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /L/LY/LYCURGUS_GREEK_LEADER_.htm   (1883 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | Lycurgus by Plutarch
Lycurgus was of opinion that ornaments were so far from advantaging them in their counsels, that they were rather an hindrance, by diverting their attention from the business before them to statues and pictures, and roofs curiously fretted, the usual embellishments of such places amongst the other Greeks.
Lycurgus, so far from being daunted and discouraged by this accident, stopped short and showed his disfigured face and eye beat out to his countrymen; they, dismayed and ashamed at the sight, delivered Alcander into his hands to be punished, and escorted him home, with expressions of great concern for his ill-usage.
Lycurgus allowed a man who was advanced in years and had a young wife to recommend some virtuous and approved young man, that she might have a child by him, who might inherit the good qualities of the father, and be a son to himself.
classics.mit.edu /Plutarch/lycurgus.html   (5826 words)

 The Baldwin Project: Our Young Folks' Plutarch by Rosalie Kaufman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lycurgus acted as guardian of the little king, and was for many months the real ruler of Sparta; but in course of time the friends and relations of the queen-mother became jealous of his power, and complained because they thought they did not receive proper consideration.
Lycurgus saw at once, on his arrival in Sparta, that no sort of patching up would restore the government to its proper state, and the only way to remedy the evil condition of public affairs was to begin at the very foundation and frame an entirely new set of laws.
Lycurgus did not attempt to resent his injury, but turned towards the rest of his tormentors, who, at the sight of his horrible condition, with his face streaming with blood, were so repentant and ashamed that they placed Alcander in his hands for punishment, and conducted Lycurgus to his home with great care and tenderness.
www.mainlesson.com /display.php?author=kaufman&book=plutarch&story=lycurgus   (5008 words)

When Lycurgus heard that Dionysus was in his kingdom, imprisoned all the followers of Dionysus, the Maenads.
Dionysus made King Lycurgus insane, and he sliced his own son into pieces with an axe, thinking he was a patch of ivy[?], a plant holy to Dionysus.
Lycurgus is also the name of an Athenian orator (c.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ly/Lycurgus.html   (151 words)

 Lycurgus - The Father of Sparta
Lycurgus was descended from Hercules, through eleven generations, and he was the second prince in one of the two royal families of Sparta.
Lycurgus finally decided that the only way that he might avoid blame in case something should happen to the child would be to go travelling until Charilaus had grown up and fathered a son to secure the succession.
Lycurgus compiled the scattered fragments of Homer and made sure that the serious lessons of statecraft and morality in Homer's epics became widely known.
www.e-classics.com /lycurgus.htm   (5376 words)

 Schiller Institute—The Legislation of Lycurgus and Solon by Friedrich Schiller
Not enough, that Lycurgus thereby deprived his fellow citizens of the means of luxury—he removed the very objects of the same from their sight, the which might have excited their desire for luxury.
Lycurgus chose this means to accustom them, from an early age, to deceits and intrigues, qualities he believed as important for the warlike purpose to which he trained them, as bodily strength and courage.
Lycurgus could not have chosen better instruments to accomplish the purpose he had in mind, to create a state, isolated from all others, self-sufficient, and capable of sustaining itself through its internal metabolism and its own vital power.
www.schillerinstitute.org /transl/lycurgus_solon.html   (9396 words)

 Lycurgus - Plutarch's Lives - translated by John Dryden and revised by Arthur Hugh Clough, Book, etext
Their sentiments are quite different as to the family he came of, the voyages he undertook, the place and manner of his death, but most of all when they speak of the laws he made and the commonwealth which he founded.
Lycurgus himself seems to have been short and sententious, if we may trust the anecdotes of him; as appears by his answer to one who by all means would set up democracy in Lacedæmon.
Some say Lycurgus died in Cirrha; Apollothemis says, after he had come to Elis; Timæus and Aristoxenus, that he ended his life in Crete; Aristoxenus adds that his tomb is shown by the Cretans in the district of Pergamus, near the strangers’ road.
whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au /words/authors/P/Plutarch/prose/plutachslives/lycurgus.html   (6129 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | The Comparison of Numa with Lycurgus by Plutarch
Lycurgus made them brides when they were of full age and inclination for it.
Intercourse, where nature was thus consulted, would produce, he thought, love and tenderness, instead of the dislike and fear attending an unnatural compulsion; and their bodies, also, would be better able to bear the trials of breeding and of bearing children, in his judgment the one end of marriage.
The way of Lycurgus seems the more natural with a view to the birth of children; the other, looking to a life to be spent together, is more moral.
classics.mit.edu /Plutarch/n_l_comp.html   (1083 words)

 Lycurgus, from Lives of the Ten Orators, at Peitho's Web
LYCURGUS was the son of Lycophron, and grandson of that Lycurgus whom the Thirty Tyrants put to death, by the procurement of Aristodemus the Batesian, who, also being treasurer of the Greeks, was banished in the time of the popular government.
Lycurgus and some of his posterity were buried publicly, at or near the temple of Minerva Paeonia, where their monuments stand in the garden of Melanthius the philosopher, on which are inscriptions to Lycurgus and his children, which are yet extant.
This Lycurgus also was used frequently to plead on the account of sacred things; and accused Autolycus the Areopagite, Lysicles the general, Demades the son of Demeas, Menesaechmus, and many others, all whom he caused to be condemned as guilty.
classicpersuasion.org /pw/plu10or/plulyc.htm   (1898 words)

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I intend to prove that Lycurgus was a complete proponent of the importance of the polis, or city-state, over any sort of domestic arrangement involving a love for anything other than one's country.
After marriage as well, even on the wedding night, the men were required to continue to eat with the other men at the common table, and visit their brides afterwards in secrecy where then they could be intimate with them.
To love your country, according to Lycurgus, is to share everything with it, even your wife and children, thus it becomes and acts as your family.
justice.loyola.edu /~bauger/LYCURGB.DOC   (608 words)

 Lycurgus, Archangel of Sport
Lycurgus was also the oracle that was said to have ordered Iphitus to ensure the survival of the Games.
Lycurgus still found ways to use sporting pursuits to highlight the objective human endeavor for physical excellence with the express purpose to increase the volume and sheer magisty of the Symphony.
Kyriotates of Lycurgus are bound into the vessel of a sportsperson with considerable talent who is either jaded by their pusuit or is giving into their basest desires for putting worldy pursuits ahead of their sport.
www.sjgames.com /in-nomine/articles/INChar/Angels/Archangel.Lycurgus.html   (938 words)

 Xenophon: The Spartans
Lycurgus, though he did not give the boys permisson to take what they wanted without trouble, DID GIVE them the liberty to steal certain things to relieve the cravings of nature; and he made it honorable to steal as many cheeses as possible...
Lycurgus thought proper, if any man (being himself such as he ought to be) admired the disposition of a youth, and made it his purpose to render him a faultless friend, and to enjoy his company, to bestow praise on the boy; and he regarded this as the most excellent kind of education..."
Lycurgus did not attempt to establish such an "Excellent Order of Things" (EUNOMIA) until he had brought the most powerful men in the state to be of the same opinion as he was with regard to the constitution...
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/sparta-a.html   (390 words)

 Lycurgus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Plutarch described Lycurgus' journey to Egypt and claimed that the reformer had introduced the poems of Homer to Sparta.
Nevertheless, many historians believe that a man named Lycurgus should be associated with the drastic reforms that were instituted in Sparta after the revolt of the helots in the second half of the 7th century BC.
If that view is correct, it is probable that Lycurgus also delineated the powers of the two traditional organs of the Spartan government, the gerousia (council of elders, including the two kings) and the apella (assembly).
www.kat.gr /Kat/History/Greek/Sc/Lycurgus.htm   (368 words)

 Orator Biographies
Lycurgus son of Lycophron of the deme Boutadae (ca.
Some of his contemporaries, including Hypereides, objected that Lycurgus was overly zealous in his use of eisangelia and impeached men for petty offenses.
So vigorous was Lycurgus in his prosecution of wrongdoers that it was said that he anointed his pen not with ink but with death ([Plut.] Moralia 841e).
www.stoa.org /projects/demos/article_orator_biographies?page=10&greekEncoding=UnicodeC   (311 words)

 Sparta of Ancient Greece
This supremacy of the Spartans was largely due to their great law-giver, Lycurgus, who lived about 885 B.C. He was a king of Sparta who succeeded his brother on the throne.
A son was, however, born to the former king after the father's death, and Lycurgus, recognizing his little nephew's right to the throne, abdicated in his favor.
Just what these laws were we do not know; because the Spartans of after years so admired Lycurgus that they attributed all their laws to him, though some must have been of later date and some far older.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/The_Story_of_the_Greatest_Nations_and_the_Worlds_Famous_Events_Vol_1/spartaan_bef.html   (1355 words)

 Search Results for "Lycurgus"
Lycurgus, founder of the Spartan constitution, (likur´gs) (KEY), traditional name of the founder of the Spartan constitution.
Lycurgus, one of the Ten Attic Orators, c.396-c.325 B.C., one of the Ten Attic Orators of the Alexandrian canon; pupil of Isocrates.
Among the most celebrated orators were Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Isaeus, Lycurgus, Aeschines, and, considered the greatest of all, Demosthenes....
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=col65&query=Lycurgus   (206 words)

 Lycurgus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lycurgus (Thrace): an Edonian King who banned the cult of Dionysus, and paid dearly.
Lycurgus (Athens): an Athenian statesman and one of the ten Attic orators (c.
325 BC); Against Leocrates is the only surviving speech by this Lycurgus, of the fifteen that Caecilius of Calacte considered genuine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lycurgus   (125 words)

 The Baldwin Project: Famous Men of Greece by John H. Haaren and A. B. Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LYCURGUS did not wish the Spartans to become traders and grow rich, and it is said that he ordered [113] their money to be made of iron.
Lycurgus made laws that the men and boys of Sparta should be trained in running, boxing, wrestling, throwing quoits, hurling javelins, and shooting with bows and arrows.
He made a law that the men should not take their meals at home but in a public dining hall; and there only the simplest kind of food was set before them—bread, cheese, olive oil, and a kind of fl [116] broth that was probably made of fl beans.
www.mainlesson.com /display.php?author=haaren&book=greece&story=lycurgus   (1119 words)

 James Remley Family Papers, 1855-1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lycurgus Remley, the eldest child of James and Jane Remley was born in Virginia in 1840.
Lycurgus was "withdrawn" from Loudon in December 1855 for "disregarding the Rules, disrespecting the principal, and endeavoring [to] breed dissatisfaction among the students." In January 1856 Lycurgus joined his family in Iowa where his father had already made arrangements for him to enter the University of Iowa.
Lycurgus died of disease on June 15, 1863 during the siege of Vicksburg.
www.nav.cc.tx.us /library/civilwar/finding_aids/m_r/remley.htm   (2777 words)

 L Y C U R G U S
When King Theopompus, in whose reign the ephors were established, was scolded by his wife for leaving his son less royal power than he had inherited, he replied: "No, it is greater, because it will last longer." With their decision-making power reduced, the Spartan kings were freed of the jealousy of the people.
They would take particular care in arranging their hair, which was long because Lycurgus said that long hair adds beauty to a good face, and terror to an ugly one.
Lycurgus educated his citizens so that they neither would nor could live by themselves.
ahistoryofgreece.com /biography/lycurgus.htm   (4408 words)

Lycurgus was king of the Edones in Thrace (Central Greece), son of Dryas.
Dionysus also turned the king mad, giving him hallucinations, one of which made Lycurgus hack his own son to death with an axe, thinking he was a clump of ivy (a plant sacred to Dionysus).
And so Lycurgus was put to death by his own people; they tied him to four wild horses and he was torn apart.
www.pantheon.org /articles/l/lycurgus.html   (268 words)

 Lycurgus --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The functions of both were likely delineated at the time of the reforms of Lycurgus, probably in the 7th century BC.
The origins of the ephorate are uncertain, however, being variously ascribed to the reforms of Lycurgus and to the necessity of...
The legendary lawgiver of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta was Lycurgus.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9049495?tocId=9049495   (679 words)

 Lycurgus and Solon: Lawgivers of Sparta and Athens
It was Lycurgus who claimed to have gotten the ideas for most of his laws from a combination of other cultures (Crete and Egypt among them) and edicts given to him by the
The head of the government was the archon, who was elected by the landowing class of citizens.
(Unlike Lycurgus, Solon did not touch the land that powerful citizens owned.) Below the Senate in government was the Council of Four Hundred, which was charged with making life easier for the Assembly.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/worldhistory/lycurgussolon.htm   (480 words)

 The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch - Lycurgus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sous certainly was the most renowned of all his ancestors, under whose conduct the Spartans made slaves of the Helots, and added to their dominions, by conquest, a good part of Arcadia.
Troubled at this, and not knowing what it might come to, he thought it his wisest course to avoid their envy by a voluntary exile, and to travel from place to place until his nephew came to marriageable years, and, by having a son, had secured the succession.
Lycurgus was of opinion that ornaments were so far from advantaging them in their councils, that they were rather an hindrance, by diverting their attention from the business before them to statues and pictures, and roofs curiously fretted, the usual embellishments of such places amongst the other Greeks.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/hst/ancient/TheBoysandGirlsPlutarch/chap4.html   (3792 words)

 Knowledge King - Lycurgus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Greek mythology, the name Lycurgus could refer to three people.
He is referenced by ancient historians Herodotus, Xenophon, and Plutarch.
It is not clear if this Lycurgus was an actual historical figure, however many historians believe Lycurgus was responsible for the communistic and militaristic reforms which transformed Spartan society in the second half of the 7th century BC.
www.knowledgeking.net /encyclopedia/l/ly/lycurgus.html   (213 words)

 The Advent of Dionysus / King Lycurgus / 13.02
Hence I've correlated David with King Lycurgus, the king of Thrace, one of the first kings to oppose Dionysus.
After fiercely opposing Dionysus and capturing his army, Lycurgus was struck by Rhea and driven mad.
I'd also like to relate something about Deucalion, the Greek counterpart of Noah—"and the flood." (Both Noah and Deucalion were equated with Dionysus.) Because of the sons of Lycaon (it's similar to Lycurgus), and their abominable practice of sacrificing young boys, Zeus unleashed the flood.
www.dionysus.org /x1302.html   (4142 words)

 NSW HSC ONLINE - Ancient History
Plutarch was aware of a number of different opinions concerning the date of Lycurgus' life, but decides on what would be a mid-ninth-century date.
Plutarch combined the story of Lycurgus' visit to the shrine of Apollo at Delphi with the tradition that it was he who gave the Spartans a constitution.
In all events the Spartans themselves attributed the institutions of their society to Lycurgus, although it is in fact unlikely that one person at one time can have been responsible for all of them.
hsc.csu.edu.au /ancient_history/societies/greece/spartan_society/sparta_lycurgus/ancient_sparta_lycurgus.htm   (2145 words)

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