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Author Bayliss, Andrew J., author.

Title The Spartans : a very short introduction / Andrew J. Bayliss.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  938.9 BAYLISS    Check Shelf
Description xx, 145 pages : illustrations (black and white), map ; 18 cm.
Series Very short introductions ; 706
Very short introductions ; 706.
Note Originally published in hardback in 2020.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-137) and index.
Summary "The Spartans: A Very Short Introduction separates myth from reality to reveal the best-and the worst-of the Spartans. Famous throughout history for their doomed stand at Thermopylae, and immortalized as the epitome of martial prowess, today the Spartans both fascinate and appal us. Looking beyond the popular image of musclebound soldiers with long hair and red cloaks, this VSI reveals key aspects of Spartan society. This includes their civic structure, day-to-day lifestyle, and traditions. It also indicates how the legacy of this ancient society remains present in today's many Spartan-inspired sports teams, films, and exercise regimes"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Sparta (Extinct city) -- History.
Sparta (Extinct city) -- Civilization.
Greece -- Sparta (Extinct city) (OCoLC)fst01896940
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 019878760X (paperback)
9780198787600 (paperback)
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