Why did the Spartans revere the Menelaion?
The Menelaion was originally a Mycenaean palace complex inhabited by Helen and Menelaos. Sparta was a successor state to the Mycenaean kingdom and rebuilt the palace as a hero worship shrine. They believed that Helen's twin brothers, the Dioskuri, were buried beneath the shrine. This source-based homework task is designed to support student understanding of the NSW Ancient History syllabus
Higher School Certificate course
Part II: Ancient Societies
Option I: Spartan Society to the Battle of Leuctra
The Menelaion tells us much about Spartan architecture, beliefs and society.
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