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 (lī-kûr′gəs) fl. ninth century bc.
Spartan lawmaker who is considered the founder of the Spartan constitution.
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(Biography) 9th century bc, Spartan lawgiver. He is traditionally regarded as the founder of the Spartan constitution, military institutions, and educational system
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(laɪˈkɜr gəs)

fl. 9th century B.C., Spartan lawgiver.
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We have already heard the Spartan Tyrtaios' honest appraisal of the malleable fable of Lykurgus and the two dogs.
Thus, the great early lawgivers, those semimythic figures of which early civilizations boasted, among them Ur-Nammu, Hammurabi, Solon, Lykurgus, and the authors of the Roman Twelve Tables, did not set down new law but rather codified what the law was and had always been (Hayek 1973: 81).