IN THE NAME OF LYKOURGOS:


IN THE NAME OF LYKOURGOS:

MILTIADIS MICHALOPOULIS    Book Number: 85168    Product format: Hardback

Sparta: a titan in ancient Greece and a formidable opponent in every battle they fought, Miltiadis Michalopoulis explores the civilisation's twilight years and its ceaseless attempts to retain its hegemony in Southern Greece. Translated into English for the first time after the Greek edition received great critical acclaim and won the 2008 Lakedaimonian Prize of the Academy of Athens, this is a stunning exploration of a nation who not only fought their way back to power against the Hellenistic empires, but also confronted, not only one almighty figure in ancient geopolitics, but two: Macedonia and Rome. Michalopoulis delves heartily into conflicts, such as the Battle of Sparta, which is accompanied by a clear diagram of Flaminius' three main assaults, or the Battle of Sellasia, where location was everything in the placement of a Spartan army in the depths of a valley. However, you learn not just about the history of this civilisation but the influential figures of the time whether that is Plutarch, the individual claimed to be responsible for the distorted view of Sparta, or Nabis of Sparta, whose reputation was recorded by his enemies leaving him defenceless when no other accounts survived history. 15.7 x 23.6 cm, black and white images, 260pp.
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