Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC [NOOK Book]

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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...

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Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135864552
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
Preface to the second edition
Notes on the spelling of Greek words and on dates
Pt. I Introduction
1 Boundaries 3
2 The physical setting 11
3 Climate 21
4 The Stone and Bronze Ages to c. 1300 26
Pt. II Preclassical Lakonia c. 1300-500 B.C.
5 Greek oral tradition as history 43
6 The last Mycenaeans c. 1300-1050 52
7 The first Dorians c. 1050-775 65
8 The Lakonian renascence c. 775-650 88
9 The consolidation of Lakonia c. 650-490 113
10 Helots and Perioikoi 138
Pt. III Classical Lakonia c. 500-362 B.C.
11 The crisis of Lakonia 490-460 171
12 The Athenian wars c. 460-404 192
13 The reduction of Lakonia 404-362 228
Pt. IV Results and Prospects
14 The decline of Spartiate manpower 263
15 Epilogue 273
App. 1 Gazetteer to sites in Lakonia and Messenia 278
App. 2 The Homeric poems as history 288
App. 3 The Spartan king-lists 293
App. 4 The Helots: some ancient sources in translation 299
App. 5 The sanctuary of (Artemis) Orthia 308
Abbreviations 313
Bibliographical appendix to the second edition 315
Bibliographical addenda to the second edition 318
Bibliography 323
Index 338
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