Spartan Reflections / Edition 1

Spartan Reflections / Edition 1

by Paul Cartledge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520231244

ISBN-13: 9780520231245

Pub. Date: 07/17/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

"The complex and distinctive Spartan tradition has been a prominent theme in western thinking from antiquity to today. Sparta is also one of a handful of ancient Greek cities with enough existing evidence for historians to create a realistic social portrait. Over the past quarter-century Paul Cartledge has established himself as the leading international authority on…  See more details below

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"The complex and distinctive Spartan tradition has been a prominent theme in western thinking from antiquity to today. Sparta is also one of a handful of ancient Greek cities with enough existing evidence for historians to create a realistic social portrait. Over the past quarter-century Paul Cartledge has established himself as the leading international authority on ancient Sparta. Spartan Reflection is a collection of his essays - two are published here for the first time, and the rest, often difficult to locate, have been revised and updated for publication in book form. Giving us a real sense of what Sparta was like as a culture, these essays constitute a fascinating introduction to and overview of ancient Spartan history and its reception. This collection, unique in breadth and scope, will be an essential source for anyone interested in this idiosyncratic society."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520231245
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/17/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
969,255
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. ISparta-Watching
1'Sparta-Watching': General Introduction3
Pt. IIPolity, Politics and Political Thought
2City and Chora in Sparta: Archaic to Hellenistic9
3The Peculiar Position of Sparta in the Development of the Greek City-State21
4Literacy in the Spartan Oligarchy39
5The Spartan Kingship: Doubly Odd?55
6Comparatively Equal: A Spartan Approach68
Pt. IIISociety, Economy and Warfare
7A Spartan Education79
8The Politics of Spartan Pederasty91
9Spartan Wives: Liberation or Licence?106
10Rebels and Sambos in Classical Greece: A Comparative View127
11The Birth of the Hoplite: Sparta's Contribution to Early Greek Military Organization153
Pt. IVThe Mirage Re-Viewed
12The Mirage of Lykourgan Sparta: Some Brazen Reflections169
13The Importance of Being Dorian: An Onomastic Gloss on the Hellenism of Oscar Wilde185
Notes193
Bibliography231
Index Locorum264
General Index268

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