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    On Sparta (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Plutarch, Introduction by Richard J. A. Talbert, Translated by Richard J. A. Talbert, Series edited by Christopher Pelling

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    DescriptionPlutarch'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.


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    Title
    On Sparta
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plutarch, Introduction by Richard J. A. Talbert, Translated by Richard J. A. Talbert, Series edited by Christopher Pelling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449433
    ISBN 10: 0140449434
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 938.9
    LC classification: PA4374.A2 T34 2005
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    27 December 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Plutarch's life spanned the second half of the 1st century AD. He was highly educated in rhetoric and philosophy at Athens but his deep interest in religion led him to Delphi, where he was eventually appointed a priesthood. He travelled, most crucially to Rome, where he lectured and made friends of considerable influence. He wrote and taught throughout his life. Richard J. A. Talbert, the translator and editor, is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Christopher Pelling, the Plutarch series adviser, is Professor of Classics at Oxford University and a fellow of Christ Church.