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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...

  • 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$ 9.43

    Part of the GREAT PHILOSOPHERS series. 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...

  • Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.86

    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$ 9.86

    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...

  • 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...

  • Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan UK 2006; US$ 15.45

    "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...