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Athens and Sparta (Classical World)

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Athens and Sparta were the two leading powers in the Classical Greek world. They represented entirely different systems of social organization: oligarchic conservatism at Sparta versus radical democracy at Athens. There was continuing ideological rivalry, culminating in the Peloponnesian War, a central event in Greek history. This text focuses on the image of rival societies, as Athens and Sparta have been perceived, by contemporaries, by later Greeks, during the Roman period and beyond. The topics covered include education, land-holding, the division of the sexes, the buildings of Athens, the development of Spartan traditional customs to meet the demands of the Roman tourist trade, and the relationship between imperialism and democracy, in antiquity and today. There is also an examination of the way in which the Peloponnesian War was constructed, if not invented, by its historian, Thucydides. The book is part of the "Classical World" series, which explores the culture and achievement of the civilizations of Rome. It is designed for students and teachers of Classical Civilization.

Synopsis:

Athens and Sparta were the two leading powers in the Classical Greek world. They represented two opposite systems of social organization, whose differences led to continuing ideological rivalry, culminating in the Peloponnesian War. This book looks at the two societies and their systems.

Synopsis:

Focuses on the image of rival societies, as Athens and Sparta have been perceived, by contemporaries, by later Greeks, during the Roman period and beyond.

About the Author

Stephen Todd is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781853993985
Author:
Todd, S. C.
Publisher:
Bristol Classical Press
Author:
Todd, S.
Author:
Todd, Stephen
Author:
Todd, Stephen C.
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Classical World
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.203 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Athens and Sparta were the two leading powers in the Classical Greek world. They represented two opposite systems of social organization, whose differences led to continuing ideological rivalry, culminating in the Peloponnesian War. This book looks at the two societies and their systems.
"Synopsis" by , Focuses on the image of rival societies, as Athens and Sparta have been perceived, by contemporaries, by later Greeks, during the Roman period and beyond.
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