9781608193547

The End of Sparta A Novel

  • ISBN 13:

    9781608193547

  • ISBN 10:

    1608193543

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/21/2013
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Press

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Summary

In this sweeping and deeply imagined historical novel, acclaimed classicist Victor Davis Hanson re-creates the battles of one of the greatest generals of ancient Greece, Epaminondas. At the Battle of Leuktra, his Thebans crushed the fearsome army of Sparta that had enslaved its neighbors for two centuries. We follow these epic historical events through the eyes of MĂȘlon, a farmer who has left his fields to serve with Epaminondas-swept up, against his better judgment, in the fever to spread democracy even as he yearns to return to his pastoral hillside.With a scholar's depth of knowledge and a novelist's vivid imagination, Hanson re-creates the ancient world down to its intimate details-from the weight of a spear in a soldier's hand to the peculiar camaraderie of a slave and master who go into battle side by side. The End of Spartais a stirring drama and a rich, absorbing reading experience.

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