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By Anton Powell

ISBN-10: 0415743338

ISBN-13: 9780415743334

ISBN-10: 0415743346

ISBN-13: 9780415743341

This assortment, first released in 1989, investigates elements of the Spartan polity which have usually been ignored or underestimated. considered no less than till the Renaissance because the epitome of classical virtues, Sparta has within the final centuries suffered a speedy decline in popularity between liberal-minded students, repelled via a few of the repressive measures hired through this remarkably winning city-state, which for hundreds of years ruled mainland Greece.

Recent stories have emphasized everlasting difficulties which beset Sparta: the small dimension of her citizen physique, the tensions among noble Spartiates and commoners, the ambiguous position of girls, and, in fact, the helots. Classical Sparta: concepts at the back of Her good fortune seeks to provide this exciting polis through exploring how its perennial problems have been, for therefore lengthy, ingeniously conquer. particularly, the essays during this quantity tackle themselves to greatly ideological matters, demonstrating how skilful propaganda and deception contributed considerably to the sturdiness of the Spartan kingdom.

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