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    DescriptionIn this new edition, Paul Cartledge and Antony Spawforth have taken account of recent finds and scholarship to revise and update their authoritative overview of later Spartan history, and of the social, political, economic and cultural changes in the Spartan community. This original and compelling account is especially significant in challenging the conventional misperception of Spartan 'decline' after the loss of her status as a great power on the battlefield in 371 BC. The book's focus on a frequently overlooked period makes it important not only for those interested specifically in Sparta, but also for all those concerned with Hellenistic Greece, and with the life of Greece and other Greek-speaking provinces under non-Roman rule.

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    Hellenistic and Roman Sparta
    A Tale of Two Cities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Cartledge, By (author) Antony Spawforth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415262774
    ISBN 10: 0415262771

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
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    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
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    DC22: 938.9
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
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    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 December 2003
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    Review quote
    'Clearly written and thoroughly documented, this work is an excellent introduction to a fascinating but neglected aspect of Greek history.' - Choice 'Spawforth's description of the city of Sparta is the base upon which all others must build.' - Ancient History Bulletin
    Table of contents
    Preface Maps Part I. Hellenistic Sparta, Paul Cartledge; 1. In the shadow of empire: Mantinea to Charonea 2. Resistance to Macedon: the revolt of Agis III 3. The new Hellenism of Areus I 4. Reform - or revolution? Agis IV and Cleomenes III 5. Sparta between Achaea and Rome: the rule of Nabis 6. Sparta from Achaea to Rome (188-146 BC) Part II. Roman Sparta, antony Spawforth 7. Sparta between sympolity and municipality 8. Sparta in the Greek renaissance 9. Pagans and Christians: Sparta in late antiquity 10. The Roman city and its territory 11. Local government I: machinery and functions 12. Local government II: the social and economic base 13. High culture and agonistic festivals 14. The image of tradition 15. Epilogue: Sparta from late antiquity to the Middles Ages Appendices I. The monuments of Roman Sparta II. Catalogues of magistrates III. Hereditary tendencies in the Curial Class IV. Foreign agonistai at Sparta