Karin Mackowiak, « « Semer » des dents et planter la frontière du sauvage : le mythe thébain des Spartes », Hyper Article en Ligne - Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, ID : 10670/1.ko5ard
The Theban Spartoi are chthonian figures born from the snake’s teeth, son of Ares, also lively figures which embody the idea of savage and its frontiers. But they are displaying a complex imaginary. How can we clear the logos they push forward ? The Spartoi need to be enlightened as representative figures made in the frame of a political thought, a data of successful use in an inquiry searching a Theban definition of savage. The myth benefits from being considered with social concerns within the archaic polis, embracing religious or educational believes if not initiatic concepts. All these data together shaped an extensive imaginary dealing with the savage’s frontiers, a discourse which require to be dissected in its logical so as in its historical building.