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Sparta : fall of a warrior nation

Author: Philip Matyszak
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Universally admired in 479 BC, the Spartans were masters of the Greek world by 402 BC, only for their state to collapse in the next generation. This book examines the political blunders and failures of leadership which combined with unresolved social issues to bring down the nation - even as its warriors remained invincible on the battlefield. The Spartans believed their constitution and society above the changes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Matyszak
ISBN: 1473874726 9781473874725
OCLC Number: 1019655959
Description: x, 165 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : 19 color illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Philip Matyszak.

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Charts the decline of Spartan power from the Peloponnesian War (arguing that victory in this war actually contained the seeds of their downfall) down to the Roman conquest of Greece and Sparta's  Read more...

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"Noted Classicist Matyszak follows his Sparta: Rise of a Warrior Nation with this account of why the seemingly invincible Sparta failed as a great power, ultimately becoming the ancient world's Read more...

 
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