The Spartans

The Spartans

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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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160.02 x 223.52 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585674028
  • 9781585674022
  • 2,429,664

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"Paul Cartledge's interpretation of Spartan history has over the last 25 years established itself as the closest thing we have to an orthodoxy."show more

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2 6% (98)
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