By Paul Anthony Rahe
Drawing from a magnificent variety of historical resources, together with Herodotus and Plutarch, the writer veers from the normal Atheno-centric view of the Greco-Persian Wars to envision from a Spartan viewpoint the grand procedure that halted the Persian juggernaut. Rahe offers a desirable, distinctive photo of existence in Sparta circa 480 B.C., revealing how the Spartans’ kind of govt and the routine to which they subjected themselves instilled inside of them the delight, self assurance, self-discipline, and discernment essential to forge an alliance that will stand enterprise opposed to an exceptional empire, pushed by means of non secular fervor, that held sway over two-fifths of the human race.
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The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge (Yale Library of Military History) by Paul Anthony Rahe