Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History, 1300-362 BC

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 354 pages
This set includes the revised edition of Sparta and Lakonia by Paul Cartledge and the second edition of Hellenistic and Roman Sparta by Paul Cartledge and Antony Spawforth, at a very special price. Together, both volumes take an authoritative overview on this fascinating state of Ancient Greece. Sparta and Lakonia explores both the city-state of Aparta and the territory of Lakonia, covering the period from the apogee of Mycenaean culture to it's crucial defeat in 362 BC. While Hellenistic and Roman Sparta focuses on this later part of Spartan history, challenging the misperception of Spartan 'decline' after the loss of her status on the battlefield in 371 BC. Combining traditional written sources, archaeological perspectives and recent finds and scholarship, both volumes give an original and compelling account of Spartan history.
 

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Contents

The frontiers of Sparta c 545
2
Boundaries
3
The physical setting
11
The geology of Lakonia
12
geological change
17
Climate
21
Neolithic and Early Helladic Lakonia
27
Middle Helladic and Late Helladic IIIIA Lakonia
34
The consolidation of Lakonia c 650490
113
Archaic sites in Lakonia and Messenia
114
Helots and Perioikoi
138
Routes in Lakonia and Messenia
160
CLASSICAL LAKONIA c 500362
171
Classical sites in Lakonia and Messenia
172
The Athenian wars c 460404
192
The reduction of Lakonia 404_362
228

The Menelaion hill near Sparta
38
Greek oral tradition as history
43
The last Mycenaeans c 13001050
53
Late Helladic IIIB Lakonia
55
Late Helladic IIIC Lakonia
60
The first Dorians c 1050775
65
Protogeometric Lakonia
67
Stratification at the Amyklaion sanctuary
71
Lakonian Protogeometric and Geometric pottery
74
The Lakonian renascence c 775650
88
The villages of Sparta
91
The distribution of Lakonian Late Geometric pottery
95
Messenia in the eighth century BC
101
The colonization of Taras c 706
108
The decline of Spartiate manpower
263
Epilogue
273
Gazetteer of sites in Lakonia and Messenia
278
The Homeric poems as history
288
The Spartan kinglists
293
some ancient sources in translation
299
The sanctuary of Artemis Orthia
308
The sanctuary of Orthia at Sparta
309
Abbreviations
313
Bibliographical appendix to the second edition
315
Bibliographical addenda to the second edition
318
Bibliography
323
Index
338
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