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  • Pericles of Athensby Vincent Azoulay; Janet Lloyd; Paul Cartledge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. ?Periclean? Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture. Pericles of... more...

  • Hellenistic and Roman Spartaby Paul Cartledge

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 140.00

    This original and compelling account of later Spartan history challenges the conventional misperception of Spartan 'decline' after the loss of her status as a great power on the battlefield in 371 BC. more...

  • Ancient Greeceby Paul Cartledge

    Oxford University Press 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...

  • Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practiceby Paul Cartledge

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This 2009 book investigates the interaction between ancient Greek political thought and practice from prehistoric times to the Roman Empire. more...

  • The Greeksby Paul Cartledge

    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...

  • The Great Philosophers:Democritusby Paul Cartledge

    Orion 2011; US$ 10.23

    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...

  • Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.34

    From the author of the bestselling Alexander the Great and The Spartans comes an epic story of outstanding courage and strength from Classical times. more...

  • The Spartansby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.34

    A compelling account of the extraordinary people of Sparta, destined to become the definitive book on Spartan history, from the world's leading expert. more...

  • After Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    The Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE is one of world history's unjustly neglected events. It decisively ended the threat of a Persian conquest of Greece. It involved tens of thousands of combatants, including the largest number of Greeks ever brought together in a common cause. For the Spartans, the driving force behind the Greek victory, the battle... 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...