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The Spartans - a New History
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List of illustrations vi Map vii Introduction 1 1 The Name, the Land, and the Sources 4 2 Sons of Heracles 20 3 Conquest, Crisis, and Consolidation 39 4 From Cleomenes to Pausanias 54 5 Helots and Perioeci 76 6 Governing Sparta 93 7 Leotychidas to Lysander 115 8 Agesilaus and the Army 135 9 From Archidamus III to Nabis 159 10 From the Achaean League to the Roman Empire 181 Bibliography 195 Index 203

About the Author

Nigel M. Kennell is an Instructor at the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies in Athens, Greece. He is the author of The Gymnasium of Virtue (1995), and has published numerous articles on Spartan history and Greek civic institutions ? especially the gymnasium ? in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

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"For those of us not experts in Sparta this is a useful and informative, but occasionally demanding, read." ( Bryn Mawr, August 2010) "This is a book that one may with confidence ... place in the hands of anglophone undergraduate students." ( Anglo-Hellenic Review , Spring 2010)

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