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Sparta and Lakonia : A Regional History 1300-362 BC - Paul Cartledge

Sparta and Lakonia

A Regional History 1300-362 BC

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Published: 22nd November 2001
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Sparta is one of the best-documented states of ancient Greece. Its political and social systems have fascinated and perplexed generations. 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.

Introduction
Preface
Boundaries
The Physical Setting
Climate
The Stone and Bronze Ages to c. 1300
Pre-classical Lakonia c. 1300-500BC
Greek Oral Tradition as History
The Last Mycenaeans c.1300-1050
The First Dorians c. 1050-775
The Lakonian Renascence c. 775-650
The Consolidation of Lakonia c. 650-490
Helots and Perioikoi
Classical Lakonia c. 500-362BC
The Crisis of Lakonia 490-460
The Athenian Wars c.460-404
The Reduction of Lakonia 404-362
Results and Prospects
The Decline of Spartiate Manpower
Epilogue
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Appendix 5
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ISBN: 9780415262767
ISBN-10: 0415262763
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 22nd November 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition