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The Spartans : an epic history, Paul Cartledge

Label
The Spartans : an epic history
Title
The Spartans
Title remainder
an epic history
Statement of responsibility
Paul Cartledge
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Spartan legend has inspired and captivated subsequent generations with evidence of its legacy found in both the Roman and British Empires. The Spartans are our ancestors, every bit as much as the Athenians. But while Athens promoted democracy, individualism, culture and society, their great rivals Sparta embodied militarism, totalitarianism, segregation and brutal repression. As ruthless as they were self-sacrificing, their devastatingly successful war rituals made the Spartans the ultimate fighting force, epitomized by Thermopylae. While slave masters to the Helots for over three centuries, Spartan women, such as Helen of Troy, were free to indulge in education, dance and sport. Interspersed with the personal biographies of leading figures, and based on 30 years' research, The Spartans tracks the people from 480 to 360 BC charting Sparta's progression from the Great Power of the Aegean Greek world to its ultimate demise
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Cartledge, Paul
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sparta (Extinct city)
  • Greece
  • Greece
Target audience
adult
Label
The Spartans : an epic history, Paul Cartledge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
This edition originally published: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part One: Go tell the Spartans. 1. Under the sign of Lycurgus -- 2. Sparta in 500 B.C. -- 3. The Persian Wars, 490-479 B.C. -- Part Two: The Spartan myth. 4. The '50 year period', 478-432 B.C. -- 5. Women and religion -- 6. The Athenian War, 432-404 B.C. -- Part Three: A crippled kingship. 7. The Spartan Empire, 404-371 B.C. -- 8. Fall and decline, 371-331 B.C. -- 9. Revival and reinvention, 331 B.C.- A.D. 14 -- 10. The legacy - Leonidas lives!
Control code
000051992073
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447237204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
Label
The Spartans : an epic history, Paul Cartledge
Publication
Copyright
Note
This edition originally published: 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part One: Go tell the Spartans. 1. Under the sign of Lycurgus -- 2. Sparta in 500 B.C. -- 3. The Persian Wars, 490-479 B.C. -- Part Two: The Spartan myth. 4. The '50 year period', 478-432 B.C. -- 5. Women and religion -- 6. The Athenian War, 432-404 B.C. -- Part Three: A crippled kingship. 7. The Spartan Empire, 404-371 B.C. -- 8. Fall and decline, 371-331 B.C. -- 9. Revival and reinvention, 331 B.C.- A.D. 14 -- 10. The legacy - Leonidas lives!
Control code
000051992073
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447237204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps

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