We should care about the Spartans, Cartledge argues, because they fought against all the odds to preserve the roots of our own civilisation and were just as much our ancestors as the Athenians. This general history of the Spartans accompanies a recent television series and reflects current, renewed archaeological and historical interest into this race of `warrior-heroes'. Cartledge draws on archaeological and literary evidence to examine the achievements of three generations of Spartans between 480 to 360 BC. He also examines the privileges enjoyed by Spartan women, the peculiarities of Spartan childhood and homelife and the factors that turned them into a feared fighting force. The narrative is interspersed with `snapshot' biographies of particular men and women.
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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.About the Author:
Paul Cartledge is a respected author and historian, as well as the world's leading expert on Sparta and the Spartans. He is Chairman of Classics at Cambridge University.
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Descrizione libro Channel 4 Books, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. Codice libro della libreria 140503
Descrizione libro Channel 4 Books, London, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 27 plates , some in colour plus 2 maps (illustratore). 1st Edition. New. Codice libro della libreria 018695
Descrizione libro Channel 4 Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0752265237
Descrizione libro Channel Four Books H/B, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0752265237