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The Spartans

Author: L F Fitzhardinge
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1985, ©1980.
Series: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The image of Sparta as a repressive warrior society that shunned the arts has been the accepted view well into our own century. Drawing on contemporary written evidence and archaeological finds, L.F. Fitzhardinge portrays a Sparta quite different from the stereotype. The city is revealed as the creator of a fine and distinctive tradition in ceramics, bronzes, statuettes and many other arts.--[book cover].
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L F Fitzhardinge
ISBN: 0500273642 9780500273647
OCLC Number: 12108751
Description: 180 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The problem --
The setting --
The pottery --
The terracottas --
Ivory and bone carving --
Sculpture in stone and marble --
The bronzes --
Miscellaneous objects --
The poets --
Through foreign eyes --
Later writers.
Series Title: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson)
Responsibility: L.F. Fitzhardinge.

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The image of Sparta as a repressive warrior society that shunned the arts has been the accepted view well into our own century. Drawing on contemporary written evidence and archaeological finds, L.F. Fitzhardinge portrays a Sparta quite different from the stereotype. The city is revealed as the creator of a fine and distinctive tradition in ceramics, bronzes, statuettes and many other arts.--[book cover].

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