BN.com Gift Guide

Spartan Education: Youth and Society in the Classical Period

Overview

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 judgment 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...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $65.70   
  • New (4) from $65.70   
  • Used (1) from $95.04   
Sending request ...

Overview

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 judgment 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. Contents: Introduction - Spartan Education has a History; Literary Sources; The Image of Spartan Education in the 5th and 4th Centuries BC; Structure and Organisation; The Hidden Face of Spartan Education; The Social Function of Spartan Education; Education and Initiation; The Education of Girls; Education and Religion; the Krypteia; Conclusion.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

New England Classical Journal - Paul Cartledge
This is quite an extraordinary piece of work, one of the most impressive and important in all ancient history to have appeared in recent years. It is a simply monumental study of a fundamental aspect of not just ancient Spartan but all ancient Greek history.'
Journal of Hellenic Studies - Nigel Kennell
...a significant addition to the literature on Spartan citizen training by a leading scholar of Spartan social institutions.'
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905125074
  • Publisher: Classical Press of Wales, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
Introduction: Spartan education has a history     ix
Documentary sources     1
The image of Spartan education in the fifth and fourth centuries BC     35
Structure and organization     69
The hidden face of Spartan education     119
The social function of education     139
Education and initiation     179
The education of girls     223
Education and religion     249
The Crypteia     281
Conclusion     333
Bibliography     341
Index locorum     351
Index nominum et rerum     355
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)