Spartans: A New History
chronicles the complete history of ancient Sparta from its origins to the end of antiquity.
Helps bridge the gap between the common conceptions of Sparta and what specialists believe and dispute about Spartan history
Applies new techniques, perspectives, and archaeological evidence to the question of what it was to be a Spartan
Takes into account new specialist scholarship and research published in Greek, which is not readily available elsewhere
Places Spartan society into its wider Greek context
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.
|"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)