The Spartans (Hardcover)

By Paul Cartledge

Overlook Press, 9781585674022, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2003



The Spartans were a society of warrior-heroes who were the living exemplars of such core values as duty, discipline, self-sacrifice, and extreme toughness. This book, written by one of the world's leading experts on Sparta, traces the rise and fall of Spartan society and explores the tremendous influence the Spartans had on their world and even on ours.