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The Spartans : the world of the warrior-heroes of ancient Greece, from utopia to crisis and collapse  Cover Image Book Book

The Spartans : the world of the warrior-heroes of ancient Greece, from utopia to crisis and collapse / Paul Cartledge.

Cartledge, Paul. (Author).


This book traces the rise and fall of Spartan society and explores the influence the Spartans had on their world and even on ours. Paul Cartledge brings to life figures like legendary founding father Lycurgus and King Leonidas, who embodied the heroism so closely identified with this culture, and he shows how Spartan women enjoyed an unusually dominant and powerful role in this hyper-masculine society. --From publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 1400078857
  • ISBN: 9781400078851
  • Physical Description: 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2004.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published by the Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publisher, Inc., New York and Woodstock, in 2003."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface and acknowledgements -- Timeline -- Introduction -- Part I: "Go, tell the Spartans!" -- Under the sign of Lycurgus -- Sparta in 500 BC -- The Persian Wars, 490-479 BC -- Part II: Spartan myth -- The '50-year period', 478-432 BC -- Women and religion -- The Athenian War, 432-404 BC -- Part III: Crippled kingship -- The Spartan Empire, 404-371 BC -- Fall and decline, 371-331 BC -- revival and reinvention, 331 BC-AD 14 -- The Legacy: Leonidas lives! -- Appendix: Hunting-Spartan style -- Notes, Further reading, Selected bibliography, Picture credits, Index.
Subject: Soldiers > Training of > Greece > Sparta (Extinct city)
Soldiers > Greece > Sparta (Extinct city)
Sparta (Extinct city) > History.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library DF 261 .S8 C37 2004 30775305499296 General Collection Available -

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