cost of glory

37 – Lysander 2: Thirty Tyrants

37 – Lysander 2: Thirty Tyrants Episode Transcript

Lysander – The Spartan who took down Athens.  In this episode: the dangers of success.

How (and why) Lysander installed the notorious “Thirty” at Athens, and how he came to be worshipped as a god.  Could Sparta contain such a man?

Characters:

Lysander
Socrates
Theramenes
Critias
King Pausanias
King Agis
Thrasyboulus
The Thirty
The Mob
 
Key Virtues:
Patience
Flexibility
Obedience
Indifference to Money
Resilience
 
Key Places:
Athens
Sparta
Thebes
Samos
Miletus
Delphi