Athens and Sparta has established itself as a handbook to the main topics of Greek history in the classical period. It deals not only with the established areas of political history, but also with some of the most important aspects of Greek social history and historical methods to the main topics of Greek history in the classical period.
'An excellent readable book.' – Dr. J. Lester, Reading University, UK
'Athens and Sparta should instantly take its place in every school classroom and university library where the study of ancient Greece is intelligently pursued.' – Times Literary Supplement
'A book that actually matches the claims made for it by its publisher, this really is a major step forward in the teaching of Greek history [and] can be seen as marking something of a revolution in ancient history textbook-writing ' – The Classical Review
'This interesting and stimulating book … fills a gap felt by both teachers and lecturers.' – Journal of Hellenic Studies