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Plutarch on Sparta

Author: Plutarch.; Richard J A Talbert; Ian Scott-Kilvert
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2005.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed.View all editions and formats
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Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings, Plutarch depicts a people who lived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life, who disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regimen of military training for boys, and treated their serfs brutally. Plutarch's writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta. Revised  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Classical biography
Biography
Greek prose literature
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plutarch.
Plutarch on Sparta.
London : Penguin, 2005
(OCoLC)647583822
Named Person: Plutarch; Plutarch.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Plutarch.; Richard J A Talbert; Ian Scott-Kilvert
ISBN: 0140449434 9780140449433
OCLC Number: 60666950
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
Notes: Translated from the Greek.
Previous edition: 1988.
Description: xxxix, 264 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Lives: Lycurgus ; Agesilaus ; Agis ; Cleomenes --
Sayings: Sayings of Spartans ; Sayings of Spartan women --
Appendix: Spartan society / Xenophon.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: translated with introduction and notes by Richard J.A. Talbert.

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Plutarch's vivid and engaging portraits of the Spartans and their customs are a major source of our knowledge about the rise and fall of this remarkable Greek city-state between the sixth and third  Read more...

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