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Sparta

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Description for Sparta Paperback. This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century BC and the great rival of democratic Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. Series: Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World. Num Pages: 276 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; HBJD; HBLA; HBTB. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 236 x 155 x 21. Weight in Grams: 460.
This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century BC and the great rival of democratic Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. During this period Sparta evolved a unique social and political system that combined egalitarian structures, military ideals and brutal oppression, and permitted male citizens to focus on the practice of war. The system fascinated scholars at the time and has done so ever since: its outlines are clear, but because of the nature of the evidence almost all detailed aspects of Spartan ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Series
Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World
Condition
New
Number of Pages
276
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780748612932
SKU
V9780748612932
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About Michael Whitby
Michael Whitby studied Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. After several years at St Andrews, where he became Professor of Ancient History, he was appointed Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Warwick University in 1995. He is co-editor of Classical Review, Cambridge Ancient History XIV, and the forthcoming Cambridge History of Ancient Warfare. His publications include Theophylact Simocatta (OUP); ... Read more

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Academics and students alike will welcome this addition to the useful Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World series ! as an introductory reader for the advanced study of Sparta, it is difficult to see how [the] book could be bettered. Academics and students alike will welcome this addition to the useful Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World series ! as ... Read more

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