Spartans: A New History [NOOK Book]

Overview

Spartans: A New History chronicles the complete history of ancient Sparta from its origins to the end of antiquity.
  • Helps bridge the gap between the common conceptions of Sparta and what specialists believe and dispute about Spartan history
  • Applies new techniques, perspectives, and archaeological evidence to the question of what it was to be a Spartan
  • Takes into account new ...
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Spartans: A New History

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Overview

Spartans: A New History chronicles the complete history of ancient Sparta from its origins to the end of antiquity.
  • Helps bridge the gap between the common conceptions of Sparta and what specialists believe and dispute about Spartan history
  • Applies new techniques, perspectives, and archaeological evidence to the question of what it was to be a Spartan
  • Takes into account new specialist scholarship and research published in Greek, which is not readily available elsewhere
  • Places Spartan society into its wider Greek context
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Editorial Reviews

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"For those of us not experts in Sparta this is a useful and informative, but occasionally demanding, read." (Bryn Mawr, August 2010)
"This is a book that one may with confidence ... place in the hands of anglophone undergraduate students." (Anglo-Hellenic Review, Spring 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444360530
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Series: Ancient Cultures, #17
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,173,961
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nigel M. Kennell is an Instructor at the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece. He is the author of The Gymnasium of Virtue (1995), and has published numerous articles on Spartan history and Greek civic institutions – especially the gymnasium – in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations vi

Map vii

Introduction 1

1 The Name, the Land, and the Sources 4

2 Sons of Heracles 20

3 Conquest, Crisis, and Consolidation 39

4 From Cleomenes to Pausanias 54

5 Helots and Perioeci 76

6 Governing Sparta 93

7 Leotychidas to Lysander 115

8 Agesilaus and the Army 135

9 From Archidamus III to Nabis 159

10 From the Achaean League to the Roman Empire 181

Bibliography 195

Index 203

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