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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

Myth And Territory In The Spartan Mediterranean

Author : Irad Malkin
ISBN : 052152024X
Genre : History
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Greek mythology and cult often served both as expressions of collective, historical identity and of attitudes to lands and territories. Functioning historically, myths provided justifications and legitimations of conquest, displacement, and settlement. Focusing on the Spartan Mediterranean--the world of Sparta and its colonies--this book examines the spectrum of the uses of myth. Extending beyond the Greek world, the book also raises the important question of how peoples relate to and justify their national and territorial identities.
Category: History

Spartan Women

Author : Sarah B. Pomeroy
ISBN : 0198030002
Genre : History
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This is the first book-length examination of Spartan women, covering over a thousand years in the history of women from both the elite and lower classes. Classicist Sarah B. Pomeroy comprehensively analyzes ancient texts and archaeological evidence to construct the world of these elusive though much noticed females. Sparta has always posed a challenge to ancient historians because information about the society is relatively scarce. Most existing scholarship on Sparta concerns the military history of the city and its heavily male-dominated social structure--almost as if there were no women in Sparta. Yet perhaps the most famous of mythic Greek women, Menelaus' wife Helen, the cause of the Trojan War, was herself a Spartan. Written by one of the leading authorities on women in antiquity, Spartan Women reconstructs the lives and the world of Sparta's women, including how their status changed over time and how they held on to their surprising autonomy. Proceeding through the archaic, classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, Spartan Women includes discussions of education, family life, reproduction, religion, and athletics.
Category: History


Author : Valerio Massimo Manfredi
ISBN : 9781447211334
Genre : Fiction
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Herodotus tells us that not all of the three hundred Spartan warriors died at the hands of Xerxes, King of the Persians, in the battle of the Thermopylae: two were saved bringing a life-saving message back to the city . . . Valerio Massimo Manfredi's Spartan is the saga of a Spartan family, torn apart by a cruel law that forces them to abandon one of their two sons – born lame – to the elements. The elder son, Brithos, is raised in the caste of the warriors, while the other, Talos, is spared a cruel death and is raised by a Helot shepherd, among the peasants. They live out their story in a world dominated by the clash between the Persian empire and the city-states of Greece – a ferocious, relentless conflict – until the voice of their blood and of human solidarity unites them in a thrilling, singular enterprise.
Category: Fiction

Pausanias The Spartan

Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton, Baron
ISBN : 9781434497659
Genre : Nature
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Pausanias the Spartan. An unfinished historical romance. By the late Lord Lytton. (Ed. by his son.) Facsimile reprint edition.
Category: Nature

The Spartan Hoplites

Author : Louise Park
ISBN : 0761444491
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"An introduction to the history and lifestyle of Spartan hoplites"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Spartan

Author : Adam Bryant
ISBN : 9781456721817
Genre : Fiction
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He came out of nowhere. The mysterious "Spartan," as named by a new famed reporter, showed up just in time to save the city's local high school students from being completely slaughtered by a Columbine-like incident. Since then, he has taken the law into his own hands, brutally assaulting anything that decides to harm a fellow citizen. But just who is the Spartan and where did the masked hero come from? Five people, who have never met, are about to be connected by the search to answer this question, but the answer may not be the one they wanted...
Category: Fiction

The Spartan

Author : Charles Purcell
ISBN : 9781760081195
Genre : Fiction
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Chinese extremists want to destroy America—and now they've got the means to do it. When a rogue Chinese general threatens to unleash a biological Armageddon across the U.S., there's only one man who can stop him: the Spartan. Tier One's toughest soldier has just seven days to prevent China's toughest special forces soldiers from detonating their plague canisters across the United States, poisoning millions and sending the world teetering towards war. By the Spartan's side is Teresa Vasquez—a former Juarez policewoman whose family was murdered by the cartels. Vasquez is now the owner of the world's first invisibility suit, after joining forces with the formidable Colonel Garin, Homeland Security's top troubleshooter and the Spartan's mentor. Besides the terrorists, standing in the Spartan's way is the mafia, the Mexican cartels, the triads, U.S. special forces ... and one vengeful U.S. General who never forgot the recruit who refused to salute his superior. The race is on for the Spartan to stop the canister conspiracy and save the world before the bombs go off on the 4th of July ... or before his enemies can kill him.
Category: Fiction

Spartan Up

Author : Joe De Sena
ISBN : 9780544285187
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"A must read for anyone looking to take his performance to the next level, be it in athletics or in life."—Dean Karnazes, author of Ultra Marathon Man “If there’s anyone out there who has taken extreme to a new level, its Joe De Sena—in adventure racing, in business, and ultimately in the business of adventure! Spartan Up! is must-read.”—Robyn Benincasa, world champion adventure racer and New York Times best-selling author of How Winning Works What do marathoners do when 26.2 miles just isn’t enough anymore? They try obstacle racing, combining the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind- and body-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way. At the heart of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the Spartan Race. De Sena overcame his own obstacles—working his way from Queens to Wall Street to legendary extreme athlete—by adhering to a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done. From that philosophy, as played out now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, the Spartan Race was born. Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help you reach your full potential in whatever you set out to do. “Have you ever wanted to be more, been stuck in a funk, or simply wanted make life poignant? Look no further because Spartan Up! is your catalyst. Loaded with real life inspiration and lessons, Joe De Sena uses his supercharged success in life, business, and sports to deliver the nuggets. This is an easy and juicy read; succinct, powerful, and relevant.” —Ian Adamson, world champion adventure racer and author of Runner’s World Guide to Adventure Racing
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Nigel M. Kennell
ISBN : 9781444360530
Genre : History
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Spartans: A New History chronicles the complete history of ancient Sparta from its origins to the end of antiquity. Helps bridge the gap between the common conceptions of Sparta and what specialists believe and dispute about Spartan history Applies new techniques, perspectives, and archaeological evidence to the question of what it was to be a Spartan Takes into account new specialist scholarship and research published in Greek, which is not readily available elsewhere Places Spartan society into its wider Greek context
Category: History