The Spartans: An Epic History

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Pan Books, 2003 - Sparta (Extinct city) - 288 pages
Paul Cartledge argues that 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 and brutal repression.

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User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

My approach to learning about something new is to get as many books as I can – in no particular order – read them all, and try to average things out. Thus Paul Catledge’s The Spartans is my second ... Read full review

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User Review  - ScoutJ - LibraryThing

This was ok, definitely some points of interest, but I probably would have gotten more out of the actual book than I did the audio. As others have noted, there is not much "flow" but rather a bit of ... Read full review

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