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The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece

The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece

by Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781400078851
Pages: 304
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2021-05-09
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The Spartans were a society of warrior-heroes who were the living exemplars of such core values as duty, discipline, self-sacrifice, and extreme toughness. This book, written by one of the world’s leading experts on Sparta, traces the rise and fall of Spartan society and explores the tremendous influence the Spartans had on their world and even on ours. Paul Cartledge brings to life figures like legendary founding father Lycurgus and King Leonidas, who embodied the heroism so closely identified with this unique ...