The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.16 X 0.68 X 8.08 inches | 0.71 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781400078851
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About the Author

Paul Cartledge, professor of Greek history at the University of Cambridge, is the author of Alexander the Great, The Spartans, and The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization.

Reviews

"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