♥ Book Title : Plutarch on Sparta
☯ Full Synopsis : "Two more of Plutarch's lives, covering the careers of the Spartan kings, Agis and Cleomenes."Article| Plutarch| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : On Sparta
☯ Full Synopsis : "Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings, Plutarch depicts a people who lived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life, who disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regimen of military training for boys, and treated their serfs brutally. Plutarch's writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta. Revised edition includes a new introduction , a new essay on Plutarch, notes, a glossary, updated further reading, and an index."Article| Plutarch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : On Sparta
☯ Full Synopsis : "Plutarch's vivid and engaging portraits of the Spartans and their customs are a major source of our knowledge about the rise and fall of this remarkable Greek city-state between the sixth and third centuries BC. Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings he depicts a people who lived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life, who also disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regime of military training for boys, and treated their serfs brutally. Rich in anecdote and detail, Plutarch's writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta with unparalleled flair and humanity."Article| Plutarch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A History of Sparta, 950-192 B.C.
☯ Full Synopsis : "A concise and descriptive history."Article| William George Grieve Forrest| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Spartan
☯ Full Synopsis : "It is told that not all of the 300 Spartan warriors died in the battle of Thermopylae. Two were saved, and they brought back a message to the city of Sparta in order to save them from further slaughter. Spartan is the saga of a family torn apart by a cruel law that forces them to abandon one of their sons - born lame - to the elements, while the other is trained in the caste of warriors. A thrilling tale, lavished with historical detail, from the author of the Alexander trilogy and The Last Legion, which became a 2007 film starring Colin Firth."Article| Valerio Massimo Manfredi| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Companion to Sparta
☯ Full Synopsis : "The two-volume A Companion to Sparta presents the first comprehensive, multi-authored series of essays to address all aspects of Spartan history and society from its origins in the Greek Dark Ages to the late Roman Empire. Offers a lucid, comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Sparta, a community recognised by contemporary cities as the greatest power in classical Greece Features in-depth coverage of Sparta history and culture contributed by an international cast including almost every noted specialist and scholar in the field Provides over a dozen images of Spartan art that reveal the evolution of everyday life in Sparta Sheds new light on a modern controversy relating to changes in Spartan society from the Archaic to Classical periods"Article| Anton Powell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Spartan Women
☯ Full Synopsis : "The author examines Spartan women from all social classes covering over a thousand years, by analyzing ancient texts and archeological evidence to construct the world of these females. Proceeding through the archaic, classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods discussions of education, family life, reproduction, religion and athletics are included."Article| Sarah B. Pomeroy| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Spartans
☯ Full Synopsis : "Traces the history of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta, describes its distinctive military society and the unusual freedom of Spartan women, and discusses the influence which its culture has had on later civilizations."Article| Paul Cartledge| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Athens and Sparta
☯ Full Synopsis : "Athens and Sparta is an essential textbook for the study of Greek history. Providing a comprehensive account of the two key Greek powers in the years after 478 BC, it charts the rise of Athens from city-state to empire after the devastation of the Persian Wars, and the increasing tensions with their rivals, Sparta, culminating in the Peloponnesian Wars. As well as the political history of the period, it also offers an insight into the radically different political systems of these two superpowers, and explores aspects of social history such as Athenian democracy, life in Sparta, and the lives of Athenian women. More than this though, it encourages students to develop their critical skills, guiding them in how to think about history, demonstrating in a lucid way the techniques used in interpreting the ancient sources. In this new third edition, Anton Powell includes discussion of the latest scholarship on this crucial period in Greek history. Its bibliography has been renewed, and for the first time it includes numerous photographs of Greek sites and archaeological objects discussed in the text. Written in an accessible style and covering the key events of the period – the rise to power of Athens, the unusual Spartan state, and their rivalry and eventual clash in all out war – this is an invaluable tool for students of the history of Greece in the fifth century BC."Article| Anton Powell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ancient Sparta
☯ Full Synopsis : "This substantial study examines Hellenistic and Roman Sparta, based on epigraphical evidence, before tracing Sparta's constitutiona and social organisation back to its remote past."Article| Kathleen Mary Tyrer Chrimes Atkinson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Sparta
☯ Full Synopsis : "This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century B.C. and the great rival of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. Michael Whitby presents essays on key aspects of Spartan history and society, by some of the leading classicists in the world, such as Paul Cartledge, Anton Powell, and Stephen Hodkinson."Article| Michael Whitby| Statement ..."