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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    The Spartans
    Subtitle
    The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Cambridge University and Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the History and Theory of Democ
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400078851
    ISBN 10: 1400078857
    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 geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    DC22: 938
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS042000
    DC22: 938/.9
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF261.S8 C379 2004
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    31 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Cartledge displays a marvelous ability to make the readers care about the Laconic warriors . . . and the society that shaped them." --"USA Today ""Cartledge brings [the Spartans] to life again with verve [and] style." --"Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel " "The history and atmosphere of Sparta are well conveyed by Cartledge." --"The New York Review of Books ""A fine overview of the rise and fall of a singular culture, spiced with anecdotes, quotations, brisk summary, and real insight." --"Seattle Times ""The Spartans presented in this book could change the popular image of ancient history, making it more compelling and accessible." --"The""Times Literary Supplement "
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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.