Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sparta a True Republic--Not a Democracy

The other day, I got this very interesting mail from W. Lindsay Wheeler. I would like to thank him for his interest and I would be happy to publish his mail on this blog:

I saw your entries at Sparta Reconsidered.

Sparta was NOT a Democracy--was not considered that way by Socrates, Plato, Aristotle or Polybius. Cicero labeled Sparta a Republic, i.e. respublica Lacedaemoniorum because it was mixta.

Studying the mixed constitution of Sparta, Dicaearchus of Messana was to label his treatise; the Tripoliticus.

Hardly a Democracy!

Here is the true definition of what a Republic is:

http://www.wikinfo.org/wiki.php?title=Classical_definition_of_republic

The Philosophy of mixed government:
http://www.wikinfo.org/wiki.php?title=Philosophy_of_mixed_government

And Classical Republics and democracies contrasted:

http://www.wikinfo.org/wiki.php?title=Classical_republics_and_democracy_contrasted

Happy enlightenment. I have yet to hear from a single person of any errors I have committed in these three articles. I have sent them also to Dr. Helen but to no avail.

Socrates said, "We must insist on the Verbal Truth". That is the backbone of Western Culture--To Speak Truth at All Times".


PS: 300 is coming to Belgium on the 21st of March!! can't wait!!

5 Comments:

Anonymous W.LindsayWheeler said...

Hi, so you posted my letter. Great. Just one mistake--I am not the creator of Sparta Revisited--That honor goes to Dr. Helena P. Shrader. Sorry.

But I like your site. You are the first person that ever posted that definition on their website.

8:35 AM  
Blogger vetdino said...

Oh, I'm sorry my mistake. I thought it was a fair argument you had, so it was right to add your opinion.

thanks for visiting my blog!

by the way, did you see the movie?

3:34 PM  
Anonymous W.LindsayWheeler said...

Yes, I did see the movie and I didn't like it one bit.

Frank Miller is a Jew and an Atheist---He Nazified the Spartans.

For that reason I didn't like it.

I am currently on the .

6:08 PM  
Blogger vetdino said...

aha... I will see the movie and I'll tell you.

being a jew and an atheist is not that bad. being an islamic fundametalist terrorist is actually even worse!! lol

6:31 PM  
Anonymous W.LindsayWheeler said...

The Wikinfo software underwent a change and the links in the article don't work.

Here are the New Links:
The Structure and form of a republic:
http://www.internet-encyclopedia.org/index.php/Classical_definition_of_republic
The Philosophy of mixed government:
http://www.internet-encyclopedia.org/index.php/Philosophy_of_mixed_government
And an easy guide for defining:
http://www.internet-encyclopedia.org/index.php/Classical_republics_and_democracy_contrasted

6:41 PM  

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