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  • Hellenistic and Roman Spartaby Paul Cartledge

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Ancient Greeceby Paul Cartledge

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 7.99

    A highly stimulating introduction to the history of Ancient Greek civilization, from the first documented use of the Greek language in about 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in about CE 330. more...

  • Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practiceby Paul Cartledge

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book investigates the interaction between ancient Greek political thought and practice from prehistoric times to the Roman Empire. more...

  • The Greeksby Paul Cartledge

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 34.99

    Who were the Classical Greeks? This book provides an original and challenging answer by exploring how Greeks (adult, male, citizen) defined themselves in opposition to a whole series of others (non-Greeks, women, slaves, non-citizens, and gods) as presented by supposedly objective historians of the time such as Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon.... more...

  • Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.12

    '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... more...

  • The Spartansby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 7.29

    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...

  • Sparta and Lakoniaby Paul Cartledge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    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,... more...

  • Alexander the Greatby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.95

    At eighteen Alexander had conquered mainland Greece, was crowned King of Macedonia at twenty and by twenty-six he had made himself master of the once mighty Persian Empire. By the time of his death, aged only thirty-three, in 323BCE he was ruler of the known world and was being worshipped as a god by the Greeks, both at Babylon, where he died, and... more...

  • After Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    With compelling and eye-opening detective work, After Thermopylae provides a long-overdue history of the Battle of Plataea and a rich portrait of the Greek ethos during one of the most critical periods in ancient history. more...

  • Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatisesby Xenophon; Paul Cartledge

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    One of Socrates' Athenian disciples in his youth, Xenophon (c. 498-354 bc) fought as a mercenary commander in Cyrus the Younger's campaign to seize the Persian throne, and later wrote a wide range of works on history, politics and philosophy. These six treatises offer his informed insights into the nature of leadership. In the dialogue between the... more...