'Clearly written and thoroughly documented, this work is an excellent introduction to a fascinating but neglected aspect of Greek history.'
- Choice'Spawforth's description of the city of Sparta is the base upon which all others must build.'
- Ancient History Bulletin
About the Author
Paul Cartledge is Professor of Greek History and Chairman of the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Antony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and is also Curator of the Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology.