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  • 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$ 10.32

    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$ 9.75

    '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...

  • Alexander the Greatby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 16.35

    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...

  • Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan UK 2006; US$ 16.35

    "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... more...

  • The Spartansby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.43

    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...

  • The Spartansby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan UK 2002; US$ 16.35

    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...