Plutarch On Sparta (Penguin Classics)

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On Sparta (Penguin Classics)

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Paperback. Pub Date :2005-12-1 Pages: 264 Publisher: Penguin Plutarch's vivid and engaging portraits of the Spartans andtheir customs are a major source of our knowledge about the riseand fall of their remarkable Greek city-state between the sixth andthird centuries BC . Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and hisrecording of memorable Spartan Sayings. he depicts a people wholived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life. who disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm. introduced agruelling regimen of military training for boys. and treated theirserfs brutally. Rich in anecdote and detail. Plutarch's writingbrings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta withunparalleled flair and humanity.

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Plutarch's vivid and engaging portraits of the Spartans and their customs are a major source of our knowledge about the rise and fall of this remarkable Greek city-state between the sixth and third centuries BC. Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings he depicts a people who lived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life, who also disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regime of military training for boys, and treated their serfs brutally. Rich in anecdote and detail, Plutarch's writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta with unparalleled flair and humanity.

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Plutarch's life spanned the second half of the 1st century AD. He was highly educated in rhetoric and philosophy at Athens but his deep interest in religion led him to Delphi, where he was eventually appointed a priesthood. He travelled, most crucially to Rome, where he lectured and made friends of considerable influence. He wrote and taught throughout his life.

Richard J. A. Talbert, the translator and editor, is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Christopher Pelling, the Plutarch series adviser, is Professor of Classics at Oxford University and a fellow of Christ Church.

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