Spartans: A New History (Ancient Cultures)

Spartans: A New History (Ancient Cultures)

By: Nigel M. Kennell (author)Hardback

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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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Nigel M. Kennell is an Instructor at the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece. He has published numerous articles on Spartan history and Greek civic institutions - especially the gymnasium - in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/08/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781405129992
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781405129992
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 1405129999

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