In addition to their martial prowess, the Spartan reputation for verbal austerity led to the term “Laconic” being coined to indicate a person, speech, or writing that uses very few words. While several examples are preserved in the ancient sources, one of the best involves an exchange between Sparta and Philip II, King of Macedon in 346 BC. Based on accounts found in Plutarch, our design imagines this famous back-and-forth as a series of text messages between the two parties that perfectly exemplifies the “Laconic” Spartan style.
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These matte, museum-quality posters are printed on durable, archival paper.