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- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 41.95
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... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 18.99
The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would be unrecognizably different without the formative influence of Ancient Greek models. Ancient Greek civilization was defined by the city - in Greek, the polis, from which we... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1993; US$ 17.99
Who were the Classical Greeks? This is not an original question, but in this book it is given an original and challenging answer. Paul Cartledge examines the Greeks in terms of their self-image, mainly as it was presented by the supposedly objective historians: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon.The Greeks were the inventors of history as we understand... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 10.01
Democritus c. 460-c. 370BC The Renaissance?s ?Laughing Philosopher?; our own age?s ?Prophet of Quark?: throughout the modern philosophical tradition, Democritus has been a man little known beyond his labels. Yet if the image of the cheerful ironist understates his true seriousness, that of father of modern nuclear physics ? though by no means entirely... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.53
'Go tell the Spartans, Passerby, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie' Thus did the poet Simonides remember the three hundred elite Spartan warriors who, led by their king, Leonidas, faced the vast, inrushing Persian army at the ?hot gates? of Thermopylae and fought to the death for an ideal dearer to them than life itself ? the ideal of freedom.... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 15.85
The first major new biography for over 20 years of one of the most renowned figures in history: Alexander the Great. There is really no need for any special justification, let alone apology for a new history of Alexander; he is one of those very few iconic figures who remade the world and constantly inspire us to remake our own worlds. Born in 356BCE... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2006; US$ 15.01
'Thermopylae' re-examines a crucial act in one of the greatest dramas in middle eastern history: the invasion of Europe from the "east" by Great King Xerxes of Persia, 150 years before Alexander the Great famously invaded the Asiatic Persian empire from the European "west". Facing the huge inrushing Persian army at the narrow pass at Thermopylae were... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.20
The Spartan legend has inspired and captivated subsequent generations with evidence of its legacy found in both the Roman and British Empires. The Spartans are our ancestors, every bit as much as the Athenians. But while Athens promoted democracy, individualism, culture and society, their great rivals Sparta embodied militarism, totalitarianism, segregation... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2002; US$ 15.85
The Spartan legend has inspired and captivated subsequent generations with evidence of its legacy found in both the Roman and British Empires. The leading expert on the Spartans, Professor Paul Cartledge combines over 30 years of expertise to produce a compelling account of an extraordinary people which is destined to be the definitive book on the... more...