Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sparta and Lakonia

A Regional History 1300-362 BC, 2nd Edition

By Paul Cartledge


372 pages

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In this fully revised and updated edition of his groundbreaking study, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities behind the potent myth of Sparta.

The book explores both the city-state of Sparta and the territory of Lakonia which it unified and exploited. Combining the more traditional written sources with archaeological and environmental perspectives, its coverage extends from the apogee of Mycenaean culture, to Sparta's crucial defeat at the battle of Mantinea in 362 BC.


'…scholarship is presented with a nice fusion of panache and elegant prose.' - Terence Mullaly, Rivista, no. 283, 2003

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece