EPISODE 28 THE BRONZE LIE WITH MYKE COLE
I had the honour, pride and privilege of sitting down with author Myke Cole for this instalment of the Spartan History Podcast.
His recently released book, the Bronze Lie: Shattering the myth of Spartan warrior supremacy, tackles the often ill conceived appropriation of the Lacedaemonian story in it's most mythical and fantastical form. Often being used to promote ultra nationalist movements, fallacies surrounding the Spartan legend can be particularly pernicious in the current polarised political climate.
Myke crystallises the Spartan mirage into an easy to understand concept and then proceeds to dismantle it piece by piece, leaving his readers with a fair and unbiased representation of the real Spartan story.
We discuss his premise in detail and go through the work in relatively broad strokes to outline his propositions. It was an invigorating and vibrant discussion that I thoroughly enjoyed and I trust you all do to. Links for Myke and his work are all listed below and I can't recommend the Bronze Lie enough for anyone looking to peer behind the glare of Sparta's mystique.
The below handles and links are where you can find Myke and his work.
Website - https://mykecole.com/
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Book - https://www.amazon.com.au/Bronze-Lie-Myke-Cole/dp/1472843754/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Twitter - https://twitter.com/MykeCole
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mykecole
Below is the link for Prof. Livingstone who was mentioned during the show and assisted Myke with his work in the role of friend and mentor.