Hellenistic and Roman Sparta : a tale of two cities

Paul Cartledge


A entire account of old Sparta over the 8 centuries or so following her lack of "great strength" prestige at the battlefield in 371BC. "Hellenistic and Roman Sparta" could be of curiosity to all these enthusiastic about classical stories, in addition to to the non-specialist reader attracted by means of the ambiguous repetition of this infamous urban. Paul Cartledge and Antony Spawforth supply an research of social, political and monetary alterations within the Spartan group which demanding situations the traditional notion of Spartan "decline" in post-Classical antiquity.

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