Hellenistic and Roman Sparta : a tale of two cities

By Paul Cartledge

A accomplished account of old Sparta over the 8 centuries or so following her lack of "great energy" prestige at the battlefield in 371BC. "Hellenistic and Roman Sparta" could be of curiosity to all these thinking about classical stories, in addition to to the non-specialist reader attracted via the ambiguous repetition of this infamous urban. Paul Cartledge and Antony Spawforth offer an research of social, political and monetary alterations within the Spartan neighborhood which demanding situations the traditional notion of Spartan "decline" in post-Classical antiquity.

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