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Spartan Education: Youth and society in the Classical Period

ISBN13: 9781905125074
ISBN: 1905125070
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $100.0
Publisher: The Classical Press of Wales
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Pages: 350
Average Goodreads rating: 4.00/5 (4 ratings)

Jean Ducat is the leading French authority on classical Sparta. Here is what is likely to be seen as his magnum opus. Ducat systematically collects, translates and evaluates the sources - famous and obscure alike - for Spartan education. He deploys his familiar combination of good judgement and uncompromising recognition of the limits to our knowledge, while drawing at times on aspects of French structuralism. This book is likely to become the definitive reference on its subject, while also informing and provoking the future work of others. Sparta was admitted by Greeks generally, even by its Athenian enemies, to be the School of Hellas. Ducat's work is thus a major contribution to our understanding of Greek ideas, and indeed to the history of education.