In this new edition, Paul Cartledge and Antony Spawforth have taken account of recent finds and scholarship to revise and update their authoritative overview of later Spartan history, and of the social, political, economic and cultural changes in the Spartan community.
This original and compelling account is especially significant in challenging the conventional misperception of Spartan 'decline' after the loss of her status as a great power on the battlefield in 371 BC.
The book's focus on a frequently overlooked period makes it important not only for those interested specifically in Sparta, but also for all those concerned with Hellenistic Greece, and with the life of Greece and other Greek-speaking provinces under non-Roman rule.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)|
Table of ContentsPart I. Introduction Preface 1. Boundaries 2. The Physical Setting 3. Climate 4. The Stone and Bronze Ages to c. 1300 Part II. Pre-classical Lakonia c. 1300-500BC 5. Greek Oral Tradition as History 6. The Last Mycenaeans c.1300-1050 7. The First Dorians c. 1050-775 8. The Lakonian Renascence c. 775-650 9. The Consolidation of Lakonia c. 650-490 10. Helots and Perioikoi Part III Classical Lakonia c. 500-362BC 11. The Crisis of Lakonia 490-460 12. The Athenian Wars c.460-404 13. The Reduction of Lakonia 404-362 Part IV Results and Prospects 14. The Decline of Spartiate Manpower 15. Epilogue Appendix 1. Gazetteer of sites in Lakonia and Messenia * Appendix 2. The Homeric Poems as History * Appendix 3. The Spartan King-lists * Appendix 4. The Helots: Some Ancient Sources in Translation * Appendix 5. The Sanctuary of (Artemis) Orthia