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The Shadow of Sparta

Hodkinson, Stephen ;Powell, Anton


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    The Shadow of Sparta
  • Author: Hodkinson, Stephen ; Powell, Anton
  • Description: In the past twenty years the study of Sparta has come of age. Images prevalent earlier in the 20th century, of Spartans as hearty good fellows or scarlet-cloaked automata, have been superseded by more complex scholarly reactions. As interest has grown in the self-images projected by this most secretive of Greek cities, increasing attention has focused on how individual Greek writers from other states reacted to information, or disinformation about Sparta. The studies in this volume provide new insights into the traditional historians' question, "What actually happened at Sparta?". But the implications of the work go far beyond Laconia. They concern preoccupations of some of the most studied of Greek writers, and help towards an understanding of how Athenians defined the achievment, or the failure, of their own city..
    Front Cover -- The Shadow of Sparta -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Introductory Note and Acknowledgements -- Euripides and Sparta: William Poole(University College London) -- Lacomica: Aristophanes and the Spartans: David Harvey (Exeter) -- The duplicitous Spartan: Alfred S. Bradford(University of Missouri, Columbia) -- Two shadows: images of Spartans and helots: Michael Whitby (University of St Andrews) -- Xenophon, Sparta and the Cyropaedia: Christopher Tuplin (University of Liverpool) -- 'Blind Ploutos'? Contemporary images of the role of wealth in classical Sparta: Stephen Hodkinson (University of Manchester) -- Images of Sparta: writer and audience in Isocrates' Panathenaicus: Vivienne Gray (University of Auckland) -- Plato and Sparta: modes of rule and of non-rational persuasion in the Laws: Anton Powell (Institute of Classics, University of Wales) -- Aristotle on Sparta: Eckart Shütrumpf (University of Colorado, Boulder) -- Sparta Re(de)valued: some Athenian public attitudes to...
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Publisher: London: Routledge
  • Identifier: E-ISBN: 9780203085073 ; ISBN: 9780415104135
  • Subjects: Greek literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses ; Literature and history -- Greece -- History -- Congresses ; Cities and towns in literature -- Congresses ; Sparta (Extinct city) -- In literature -- Congresses
  • Language: English
  • Source: Ebook Central Perpetual and DDA titles (ProQuest)

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