The Shadow Of Sparta

The Shadow Of Sparta

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by Stephen Hodkinson
     
 

In the past twenty years the study of Sparta has come of age. Images prevalent earlier in the 20th century, of Spartans as hearty good fellows or scarlet-cloaked automata, have been superseded by more complex scholarly reactions. As interest has grown in the self-images projected by this most secretive of Greek cities, increasing attention has focused on how

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Overview

In the past twenty years the study of Sparta has come of age. Images prevalent earlier in the 20th century, of Spartans as hearty good fellows or scarlet-cloaked automata, have been superseded by more complex scholarly reactions. As interest has grown in the self-images projected by this most secretive of Greek cities, increasing attention has focused on how individual Greek writers from other states reacted to information, or disinformation about Sparta.
The studies in this volume provide new insights into the traditional historians' question, "What actually happened at Sparta?". But the implications of the work go far beyond Laconia. They concern preoccupations of some of the most studied of Greek writers, and help towards an understanding of how Athenians defined the achievment, or the failure, of their own city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415104135
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/12/1994
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Contributors: William Poole, University College, London, David Harveyn, University of Exeter, Alfred Bradford, University of Missouri, Michael Whitby, University of St Andrews, Christopher Tuplin, University of Liverpool, Stephen Hodkinson, University of Manchester, Vivienne Gray, University of Auckland, Eckart Schutrumph, University of Colorado, N Fisher, University College Cardiff

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