der verbleichende Tag über verblichenen Grundfesten und Mauerresten. Ein Mythos größer als jedes Relikt es je sein könnte... YS
Genau so ist es, Michael! Es gibt fast nichts zu sehen in Sparta, aber ich würde die wunderbaren Augenblicke, die ich dort erlebt habe, niemals missen wollen! Vielen Dank für das Sternchen! Herzliche Grüße, Karl
Thank you very much, blai! That's very nice!!! Salutations, Karl
'Before the battle at Lefktra (371 BCE), the Lacedaemonians did not suffer a disaster, thus refusing to admit that they ever lost a land battle. Leonidas, they said, had won the victory (480 BCE); just didn't have enough soldiers to finish up the Persians.' From Pausanias' Description of Greece. Book 1:13(5).
Thank you very much for your commentary, Atlas11! I'm very glad that you know Pausanias! To be honest, I didn't read very much of his journey-descriptions, but some of them. But I know the Lacedaimonians from Thukydides, Herodot and Ovid. So it was a really great feeling to be on this very place!!!
Kind regards from Germany,
KKT hi; Thank you for your remarks regarding Pausanias. Ancient scholars provide a unique insight in the quest for events, legends, religion, topography and structures of the old. Greetings from Florida.
Thank you KKT for this great shot and Atlas11 for the great history lesson
I really enjoyed your Sparta images
all the best from England
Thank you very much, Atlas11, I think, you are perfectly right! For me it is stunning that people who died more than 2000 years ago can be very close to us in their thoughts and feelings.
Thank you very much for your kind commentary, laughinmackerel! In fact, there are only a very few ancient sights in Sparta because it was never excavated. But it is a peculiar feeling to walk along the old city and to imagine the hidden remains under your feets. Maybe it's one of the most mysterious places in Greece.
Warm regards and all the best from Germany to Florida and England
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Photo taken in Sparta 231 00, Greece
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