Sparta And Lakonia / Edition 2

Sparta And Lakonia / Edition 2

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by Paul Cartledge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415262763

ISBN-13: 9780415262767

Pub. Date: 07/16/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Sparta is one of the best-documented states of ancient Greece. Its political and social systems have fascinated and perplexed generations. 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…  See more details below

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Sparta is one of the best-documented states of ancient Greece. Its political and social systems have fascinated and perplexed generations. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415262767
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date:
07/16/2005
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
Preface to the second edition
Notes on the spelling of Greek words and on dates
Pt. IIntroduction
1Boundaries3
2The physical setting11
3Climate21
4The Stone and Bronze Ages to c. 130026
Pt. IIPreclassical Lakonia c. 1300-500 B.C.
5Greek oral tradition as history43
6The last Mycenaeans c. 1300-105052
7The first Dorians c. 1050-77565
8The Lakonian renascence c. 775-65088
9The consolidation of Lakonia c. 650-490113
10Helots and Perioikoi138
Pt. IIIClassical Lakonia c. 500-362 B.C.
11The crisis of Lakonia 490-460171
12The Athenian wars c. 460-404192
13The reduction of Lakonia 404-362228
Pt. IVResults and Prospects
14The decline of Spartiate manpower263
15Epilogue273
App. 1Gazetteer to sites in Lakonia and Messenia278
App. 2The Homeric poems as history288
App. 3The Spartan king-lists293
App. 4The Helots: some ancient sources in translation299
App. 5The sanctuary of (Artemis) Orthia308
Abbreviations313
Bibliographical appendix to the second edition315
Bibliographical addenda to the second edition318
Bibliography323
Index338

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