The End of Sparta

The End of Sparta

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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 Malon, 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 Sparta is a stirring drama and a rich, absorbing reading experience.
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ISBN: 9781608193547

Published Date: May 21, 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Language: English

Page Count: 446

Size: 9.29" l x 6.08" w x 1.21" h

Category

Fiction

Subject

Historical