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

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 354 pages

In this fully revised and updated edition of his groundbreaking study, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities behind the potent myth of Sparta.

The book explores both the city-state of Sparta and the territory of Lakonia which it unified and exploited. Combining the more traditional written sources with archaeological and environmental perspectives, its coverage extends from the apogee of Mycenaean culture, to Sparta's crucial defeat at the battle of Mantinea in 362 BC.

 

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Contents

Climate
3
The Stone and Bronze Ages to c 1300
26
Contents
36
PRECLASSICAL LAKONIA c 130050080
41
CLASSICAL LAKONIA 0 5004162
173
The Athenian wars c 460404
192
The reduction of Lakonia 404362
228
RESULTS AND PROSPECTS
261
Epilogue
273
11
332
113
344
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