Athenaeus of Naucratis in his famous work "Deipnosophists", stated sarcastically that the fault of the decline of Sparta lay with its cooks, who because of the influence of the Roman Empire, lost the ability to prepare the traditional recipes...
The University of Connecticut will soon open a new Sparta museum on its campus which will be dedicated to the ancient Greek city-state.
By Dean Argiris As Greeks we all know the story. My maternal papou was a proud Spartan and so the story of King Leonidas and his 300 personal guards was akin to a bedtime story for me. It got to the...