In this new edition, Paul Cartledge and Antony Spawforth have taken account of recent finds and scholarship to revise and update their authoritative overview of later Spartan history, and of the social, political, economic and cultural changes in the Spartan community.
This original and compelling account is especially significant in challenging the conventional misperception of Spartan 'decline' after the loss of her status as a great power on the battlefield in 371 BC.
The book's focus on a frequently overlooked period makes it important not only for those interested specifically in Sparta, but also for all those concerned with Hellenistic Greece, and with the life of Greece and other Greek-speaking provinces under non-Roman rule.

part I|1 pages

Hellenistic Sparta

part II|1 pages

Roman Sparta

chapter 7|11 pages

Sparta between sympolity and municipality

chapter 8|14 pages

Sparta in the Greek renaissance

chapter 10|15 pages

The Roman city and its territory

chapter 11|16 pages

Local government I: machinery and functions

chapter 13|13 pages

High culture and agonistic festivals

chapter 4|20 pages

teen The image of tradition

chapter 1|9 pages

Appendix I The monuments of Roman Sparta

chapter 2|4 pages

Appendix II Catalogues of magistrates

chapter 4|3 pages

Appendix IV Foreign agōnistai at Sparta

chapter |36 pages


chapter 2|4 pages

The Revolt of Agis III

chapter |22 pages


chapter |1 pages