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On Sparta - Plutarch, and Talbert, Richard J a (Notes by), and Pelling, Christopher (Editor)
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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 their 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 disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regimen of military training for boys, and treated their serfs ...

On Sparta 2005, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780140449433

Revised edition

Trade paperback