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.
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II Roman Sparta
Appendix I The monuments of Roman Sparta
Appendix II Catalogues of magistrates
Appendix III Hereditary tendencies in the Curial Class
Appendix IV Foreign agōnistai at Sparta
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Hellenistic and Roman Sparta: A Tale of Two Cities
Paul Cartledge,Antony Spawforth
Limited preview - 2002
Achaean League acropolis Aetolian Agesilaus Agis agōgē Alexander’s ancestral Antonine App.I Aratus Archidamus Areus Argos Artemis Orthia Athenian Athens attested Augustan Augustus Aymard B1 Chronika Bölte Bradford C.Iulius Cartledge 1987 century BC chapter Chrimes citizen city’s civic Claudius Cleom Cleomenes Cleomenes III Cleonymus Corinth cult dedication Ehrenberg 1929 emperor ephebic Ephors Eurotas Eurypontid evidence exiles festival Flamininus Flavian gerontes Gerousia Greece Greek cities Gytheum Hadrian Hellenic Hellenistic Helots honorific honour Imperial inscription Kahrstedt king Laconia late League of Corinth Leonidas Location Lycurgus M.Aurelius Macedon Macedonian Machanidas magistrates Mantinea Marasco Megalopolis mercenaries Messene Messenian military Nabis nomophulakes Orthia patronomate Paus Pausanias Peloponnese Peloponnesian perhaps Perioeci Perioecic Philip Philopoemen Pius Plut Plutarch political Polybius probably provincial reign Roman city Roman period Roman Sparta Rome Rome’s sanctuary second century Senate Severan Shimron Spawforth 1985 status suggested territory theatre third century Trajan Victor Walbank Woodward