Hellenistic and Roman Sparta: A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)
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Short Description for Hellenistic and Roman Sparta This original and compelling account of later Spartan history challenges the conventional misperception of Spartan 'decline' after the loss of her status as a great power on the battlefield in 371 BC.
- Published: 01 December 2003
- Format: Paperback 328 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415262774 ISBN 10: 0415262771
- Sales rank: 1,164,006
Full description for Hellenistic and Roman Sparta
In this new edition, Paul Cartledge and Antony Spawforth have taken account of recent finds and scholarship to revise and update their authoritative overview of later Spartan history, and of the social, political, economic and cultural changes in the Spartan community. This original and compelling account is especially significant in challenging the conventional misperception of Spartan 'decline' after the loss of her status as a great power on the battlefield in 371 BC. The book's focus on a frequently overlooked period makes it important not only for those interested specifically in Sparta, but also for all those concerned with Hellenistic Greece, and with the life of Greece and other Greek-speaking provinces under non-Roman rule.