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(Ἄρατος; Áratos).

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[1] Legendary figure in the early history of Sparta

Legendary figure in the early history of Sparta. According to Just. Epit. 3,4,8, in the first Messenian War A. sent the younger soldiers back to their homes, where they had intercourse with all the women and thus ensured the growth of the Spartan population. The so-called  Partheniae conce…

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Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld), Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) and Fantuzzi, Marco (Florence), “Aratus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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