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Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC

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Sparta is one of the best-documented states of ancient Greece. Its political and social systems have fascinated and perplexed generations of classical scholars, as well as having a powerful influence on European civilization to this day. In this fully revised and updated edition of his study, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities behind the potent myth of Sparta. The book ...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published July 16th 2005 by Routledge (first published 1979)
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Paul Anthony Cartledge is the 1st A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University, having previously held a personal chair in Greek History at Cambridge. He was educated at St Paul's School & New College, Oxford where he took his 1st degree & completed his doctoral thesis in Spartan archaeology in 1975 under Prof. Sir John Boardman. After a period at the University of War ...more
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