Thursday, October 27, 2016


Expulsion of Foreigners

Plutarch, Ancient Customs of the Spartans 20 = Moralia 238 E (tr. Frank Cole Babbitt):
Lycurgus also introduced the practice of banning all foreigners from the country, so that these should not filter in and serve to teach the citizens something bad.

καὶ ξενηλασίας δὲ εἰσηγήσατο, ὅπως οἱ παρεισρέοντες μὴ διδάσκαλοι κακοῦ τινος τοῖς πολίταις ὑπάρχωσι.
See Thomas J. Figueira, "Xenēlasia and Social Control in Classical Sparta," Classical Quarterly 53.1 (May, 2003) 44-74.

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