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The Spartans

The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece
Description

The Spartans were a society of warrior-heroes who were the living exemplars of such core values as duty, discipline, self-sacrifice, and extreme toughness. This book, written by one of the world’s leading experts on Sparta, traces the rise and fall of Spartan society and explores the tremendous 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 unique culture, and he shows how Spartan women enjoyed an unusually dominant and powerful role in this hyper-masculine society. Based firmly on original sources, The Spartans is the definitive book about one of the most fascinating cultures of ancient Greece.

Details
Category: Ancient History
Code: 12158
ISBN: 9781400078851
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: Random House
Published In: USA
Language: English