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2nd Edition

Sparta and Lakonia
A Regional History 1300-362 BC

ISBN 9780415262767
Published December 7, 2001 by Routledge
372 Pages

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Book Description

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