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The Spartans

The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece, from Utopia to Crisis and Collapse

By Paul Cartledge
Narrated by John Lee / 8 hours 36 minutes

The Spartans of ancient Greece were a powerful and unique people, radically different from any civilization before or since. A society of warrior-heroes, they were living exemplars of self-sacrifice, community endeavor, and achievement against all odds, qualities that today signify the ultimate in heroism. Scholars even believe that Thomas More had Sparta specifically in mind when he coined the term "Utopia." Paul Cartledge, widely considered the world's leading expert on Sparta, engagingly examines the rise and fall of this singular society. In a narrative that resounds with the battle cries of the ancient Greeks, he takes a compelling look at the many illustrious Spartan figures from the worlds of history and legend, including Lycurgus, Lysander, King Leonidas, and Helen of Troy and Sparta.

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Author
Narrator John Lee
ISBN 9781481565837
Length 8 hours 36 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #112,039 Overall
Genre Rank #6,300 in History
 

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