Who to AVOID
Nabis seized power in 207 BCE by executing his two fellow claimants to the Spartan throne. Though Nabis likes to think of himself as a king, not everyone looks on him so kindly. On the one hand he freed a lot of slaves and made them
Spartan citizens, but on the other he exiled the rich and claimed their estates for the nation.
If you find yourself on a visit to the region of Laconia, you might want to think about making it a day trip – Nabis will cost Sparta this important territory by entering a dispute with the Romans that will end in war.