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Plutarch On Sparta

Author : Plutarch
ISBN : 0140444637
Genre : History
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Two more of Plutarch's lives, covering the careers of the Spartan kings, Agis and Cleomenes.
Category: History

On Sparta

Author : Plutarch
ISBN : 9780140449433
Genre : History
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Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings, Plutarch depicts a people who lived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life, who disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regimen of military training for boys, and treated their serfs brutally. Plutarch's writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta. Revised edition includes a new introduction , a new essay on Plutarch, notes, a glossary, updated further reading, and an index.
Category: History

Ancient Sparta

Author : Kathleen Mary Tyrer Chrimes Atkinson
ISBN : 0719057418
Genre : Sparta (Extinct city)
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This substantial study examines Hellenistic and Roman Sparta, based on epigraphical evidence, before tracing Sparta's constitutiona and social organisation back to its remote past.
Category: Sparta (Extinct city)

Are They Singing In Sparta

Author : Helena Schrader
ISBN : 9780595386901
Genre : Fiction
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Messenia is in revolt, and the Messenians have been out-witting Sparta's crack troops. On the advice of Delphi, Sparta requests that Athens appoint a new Supreme Commander for Sparta's army. Athens intentionally selects an obscure schoolmaster unlikely to help Sparta win the war, Tyrtaios. Tyrtaios was born lame, has no military experience, and everything he has ever heard about Sparta makes it the last place on earth where he wishes to live. The Spartan officer Agesandros is horrified by the 'joke" Athens has played on Sparta in appointing Tyrtaios Sparta's Supreme Polemarch. But as the son of a notorious brawler and drunk, who gained Spartan citizenship only after a radical reform of the Spartan Constitution, his voice counts for little. Furthermore, while Agesandros is obsessively ambitious, his sister is married to a helot and his nephew appears to have joined the rebellion against Sparta. The widow Alethea, the daughter of a Spartan nobleman, took refuge in Athens during the 'Time of Troubles." She alone understands how Tyrtaios is suffering in Sparta. Yet when her growing sons fall foul of the authorities, she finds herself under increasing pressure to remarry, and Agesandros is the most obvious suitor.
Category: Fiction

Plutarch On Sparta

Author : Michele Alessandro Lucchesi
ISBN : OCLC:913851663
Genre : Classical literature
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Category: Classical literature

Xenophon And His World

Author : Vincent Azoulay
ISBN : 3515083928
Genre : Literary Criticism
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These twenty-four papers originated at a conference held in 1999 which was dedicated to Xenophon's writings and to the many areas of Greek life for which he is a major source. The contributions, which also reflect the problems of recreating a life that we have so few facts for, are divided into seven sections which discuss: Xenophon's life; Xenophon and Socrates; Xenophon and the barbarian world; Sparta; religion and politics; Anabasis ; Hellenica . These wide-ranging papers are specialised, often based on a close reading on Xenophon's texts, and not all of the Greek is translated. Eighteen papers, plus the introduction, are in English; the remaining papers are in Italian or German.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Companion To Sparta

Author : Anton Powell
ISBN : 9781119072393
Genre : History
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The two-volume A Companion to Sparta presents the first comprehensive, multi-authored series of essays to address all aspects of Spartan history and society from its origins in the Greek Dark Ages to the late Roman Empire. Offers a lucid, comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Sparta, a community recognised by contemporary cities as the greatest power in classical Greece Features in-depth coverage of Sparta history and culture contributed by an international cast including almost every noted specialist and scholar in the field Provides over a dozen images of Spartan art that reveal the evolution of everyday life in Sparta Sheds new light on a modern controversy relating to changes in Spartan society from the Archaic to Classical periods
Category: History

Spartan Reflections

Author : Paul Cartledge
ISBN : 0520231244
Genre : History
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"Published by arrangement with Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd."--T.p. verso.
Category: History

Spartan Women

Author : Sarah B. Pomeroy
ISBN : 0195130677
Genre : History
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The author examines Spartan women from all social classes covering over a thousand years, by analyzing ancient texts and archeological evidence to construct the world of these females. Proceeding through the archaic, classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods discussions of education, family life, reproduction, religion and athletics are included.
Category: History

Sparta Township

Author : Kathryn Paasch
ISBN : 9781439640784
Genre : Photography
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Known for small-town charm and a beautiful countryside, the area known as Sparta Township was first settled in 1844, and over the next two years it would become home to those pursuing dreams in the logging industry. Rich in a variety of forests, and with the Rogue River and Nash Creek running through it, Sparta first developed saw and flour mills. In the late 1800s, the “Ridge” would develop along the western edge of town, where the land was prime for growing a variety of fruits. When the Pere Marquette Railroad passed through town, it brought opportunity for thriving industry, including the Welch Folding Bed Company, Carnation Creamery, and Sparta Foundry. Spartans enjoyed community picnics, apple smorgasbords, and The Lady of the Lake cruise ship that famously sank to the bottom of Camp Lake. A sense of close-knit community thrives in the area today.
Category: Photography