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On Sparta: Penguin Classics

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On Sparta: Penguin Classics

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SKU: 9780140449433 Category: Product ID: 47967

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Title: On Sparta: Penguin Classics
Author: PLUTARCH
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 15/06/2005
Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
Price: $20.00
Publishing status: Active

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 their remarkable Greek city-state between the sixth and third centuries BC.

Through his Lives of Sparta’s leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings, he 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. Rich in anecdote and detail, Plutarch’s writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta with unparalleled flair and humanity.

ISBN: 9780140449433