Published: Oct. 22, 2022

Spartans on the Capitol: Recent Far-Right Appropriations of Spartan Militarism and Their Historical Roots
Professor Stephen Hodskinson (University of Nottingham)

Wednesday, October 26, 2022  |  6:00 p.m.  |  Eaton Humanities 250

Jan 6 rioter wearing faux Greek helmet

Professor Hodkinson examines far-right appropriations of Sparta since Zack Snyder's 300 (2006), looking at their political and intellectual roots since the American and French revolutions. He then briefly argues against militaristic interpretations of Spartan society and concludes by asking how we can best challenge these popular misconceptions.

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