Test: Ancient History: Greece


Which of these best describes Sparta’s relationship with literature, art, and entertainment?

The Spartans allowed minimal freedom of expression and only allowed literature and art that promoted Spartan social values and obedience to the law.

Although literature and art were considered frivolous in Spartan society, the government tried to promote artistic endeavor so as to match the fame and accomplishments of Athens.

Literature and art were heavily encouraged by Spartan social values.

None of these answers accurately describes Sparta’s relationship with literature, art, and entertainment.

The Spartan oligarchy forbade any male individual from engaging in artistic pursuits because these were deemed a waste of time.

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