Sparta: Rise of a Warrior Nation

Sparta: Rise of a Warrior Nation

by Philip Matyszak


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473874640
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 07/10/2017
Sales rank: 583,245
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Philip Maty Matyszak holds a doctorate in Ancient History from St Johns College, Oxford University, and has been studying, teaching and writing on the subject for over twenty years. He specializes in the history of Classical Greece and of the Late Republic and Early Imperial periods of Rome. Maty has personal military experience both as a conscript in Rhodesia and with the Territorial Army in Britain. These days he splits his time between writing in his home in Canadas Monashee Mountains and providing e-learning courses for Cambridge Universitys Institute of Continuing Education.

Table of Contents

Glossary vi

Maps vii

Chapter 1 This is Sparta 1

Chapter 2 Becoming Sparta 17

Chapter 3 The First Messenian War 33

Chapter 4 Lycurgus 45

Chapter 5 The Second Messenian War 59

Chapter 6 The Making of a Spartan Warrior 71

Chapter 7 Domination of the Peloponnese 83

Chapter 8 Cleomenes I - Sparta's 'Mad' King 97

Chapter 9 The Spartan Army 115

Chapter 10 The Road to Marathon 133

Chapter 11 Thermopylae: Their Finest Hour 147

Chapter 12 Apogee 165

Epilogue 181

Select Bibliography 185

Index 187

Index of Ancient Sources Discussed in the Text 191

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author definitely knows his History. Builds a great beginning premise before diving into a purist form of writing. Exciting stuff. The best I've read yet on Sparta and it's wars. Loved it!