Bradford, Alfred S.
Title LEONIDAS AND THE KINGS OF SPARTA Mightiest Warriors, Fairest Kingdom
Book Condition Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher Praeger 2011
Seller ID 16797
031338598X Gift inscription in pen to ffep (likely from author) "In memory of the Sparta conference". Else book is fine. DJ flaps are creased. Minor shelfwear to DJ. ; Organized in a logical and chronological order, Leonidas and the Kings of Sparta: Mightiest Warriors, Fairest Kingdom describes the legendary origins of the dual kingship in Sparta, documents the many reigning eras of the kings, and then concludes with the time when the kingship was abolished six centuries later. The book examines the kings' roles in war and battle, in religion, in the social life of the city, and in formulating Spartan policy both at home and abroad. No other book on Sparta has concentrated on describing the role of the kings—and their absolutely essential contributions to Spartan society in general. ; 251 pages
Sparta & Spartans Greek History Military & Army Warfare & Defence Political Science