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Sparta and Lakonia & Hellenistic and Roman Sparta: Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC

ISBN13: 9780415262767
ISBN: 0415262763
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $43.95
Publisher: Routledge
Published Date:
Edition 2
Pages: 376
Average Goodreads rating: 3.50/5 (37 ratings)

In this fully revised and updated edition of his groundbreaking study, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities behind the potent myth of Sparta.

The book explores both the city-state of Sparta and the territory of Lakonia which it unified and exploited. Combining the more traditional written sources with archaeological and environmental perspectives, its coverage extends from the apogee of Mycenaean culture, to Sparta's crucial defeat at the battle of Mantinea in 362 BC.