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By Paul Anthony Rahe

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ISBN-13: 9780300116427

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ISBN-13: 9781504664974

More than 2500 years in the past a confederation of small Greek city-states defeated the invading armies of Persia, the main strong empire on the planet. during this meticulously researched examine, historian Paul Rahe argues that Sparta was once answerable for the preliminary institution of the Hellenic shielding coalition and was once, actually, the main crucial participant in its final victory.
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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