Sparta

Verfassungs- und Sozialgeschichte einer griechischen Polis

Author: Lukas Thommen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476043312

Category: History

Page: 233

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Dieses Studienbuch stellt die Geschichte Spartas von den Anfängen bis zur Aufnahme ins römische Reich dar. Dabei wird gezeigt, wie sich die politischen und sozialen Verhältnisse im Laufe der Zeit veränderten, so dass tradierte Vorstellungen vom erstarrten „Kosmos“ überwunden werden. Die Behandlung der nachklassischen Epochen ergibt wichtige Erkenntnisse über die Formierung des Mythos Sparta, der von der Antike an bis ins 20.Jahrhundert verschiedensten politischen Zwecken diente. Exemplarisch wird anhand von Sparta geklärt, wie eine griechische Polis zwischen den hellenistischen Reichen ihre Existenz sicherte und welche Auswirkungen das Aufgehen im römischen Reich auf das politische und kulturelle Leben hatte. Die Angabe der wichtigsten Quellen und die ausführlichen, aktualisierten Literaturhinweise machen dieses Studienbuch zu einer wichtigen Arbeitsgrundlage.

The Spartan Army

Author: Nicholas Sekunda

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781855326590

Category: History

Page: 64

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Although Sparta's early history is not clear, by the end of the 8th century most of the other cities of Lakedaimon had been reduced to subject status. The Lakedaimonians were the only full time army in ancient Greece and were thus truly an elite force. The institutions of the state and the system of education were organised with a view to creating superbly trained soldiers. Nick Sekunda examines this unique military machine in this book describing the organisational systems of the Spartan army through the Hellenistic period, how they were trained, the battles they fought, and the society that produced them.

The Spartan Army

Author: J. F. Lazenby

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 1461751993

Category: History

Page: 280

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Reprint of a classic work of ancient military history Traces the origins of Sparta's unique training, tactics, and organization that made it the master of Greek battlefields Clear analysis of battles such as Thermopylae, Plataea, Mantinea, and Leuktra Spartan warriors continue to influence modern militaries, including the U.S. Marine Corps

The Spartans

An Epic History

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330475584

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Spartan legend has inspired and captivated subsequent generations with evidence of its legacy found in both the Roman and British Empires. The Spartans are our ancestors, every bit as much as the Athenians. But while Athens promoted democracy, individualism, culture and society, their great rivals Sparta embodied militarism, totalitarianism, segregation and brutal repression. As ruthless as they were self-sacrificing, their devastatingly successful war rituals made the Spartans the ultimate fighting force, epitomized by Thermopylae. While slave masters to the Helots for over three centuries, Spartan women, such as Helen of Troy, were free to indulge in education, dance and sport. Interspersed with the personal biographies of leading figures, and based on thirty years' research, Paul Cartledge's The Spartans tracks the people from 480 to 360 BC charting Sparta's progression from the Great Power of the Aegean Greek world to its ultimate demise.

Greek Warfare: From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great

Author: Lee L. Brice

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690702

Category: History

Page: 308

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This book brings together reference material and primary source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume—an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. • Charts present at-a-glance statistical information • Maps depict important battles and the political delineation of Greece at different time periods • Numerous illustrations of important people, events, and technologies help bring history to life

The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801467241

Category: History

Page: 400

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Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta? In the third volume of his landmark four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C. The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whose policies shaped the treaty and whose military strategies played a major role in the attack against Sicily.

Python Forensics

A Workbench for Inventing and Sharing Digital Forensic Technology

Author: Chet Hosmer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124186831

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Python Forensics provides many never-before-published proven forensic modules, libraries, and solutions that can be used right out of the box. In addition, detailed instruction and documentation provided with the code samples will allow even novice Python programmers to add their own unique twists or use the models presented to build new solutions. Rapid development of new cybercrime investigation tools is an essential ingredient in virtually every case and environment. Whether you are performing post-mortem investigation, executing live triage, extracting evidence from mobile devices or cloud services, or you are collecting and processing evidence from a network, Python forensic implementations can fill in the gaps. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and illustrative code samples, author Chet Hosmer discusses how to: Develop new forensic solutions independent of large vendor software release schedules Participate in an open-source workbench that facilitates direct involvement in the design and implementation of new methods that augment or replace existing tools Advance your career by creating new solutions along with the construction of cutting-edge automation solutions to solve old problems Provides hands-on tools, code samples, and detailed instruction and documentation that can be put to use immediately Discusses how to create a Python forensics workbench Covers effective forensic searching and indexing using Python Shows how to use Python to examine mobile device operating systems: iOS, Android, and Windows 8 Presents complete coverage of how to use Python scripts for network investigation

The Essence of Jim

Author: James E. Cox

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456723644

Category: Art

Page: 112

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The Essence of Jim is prosody at its finest. As the title suggests, Mr. Cox looses his soul and wit into his pen. He presents the reader with multiple poetic forms and rhyme schemes to penetrate into the realms of philosophy, logic, love, humor, and everyday disquietudes. Regardless of your preference in rhythmical styles or subjects, the book will arouse and entertained you.

Cults, Territory, and the Origins of the Greek City-State

Author: François de Polignac

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226673349

Category: History

Page: 187

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How did the classical Greek city come into being? What role did religion play in its formation? Athens, with its ancient citadel and central religious cult, has traditionally been the model for the emergence of the Greek city-state. But in this original and controversial investigation, Francois de Polignac suggests that the Athenian model was probably the exception, not the rule, in the development of the polis in ancient Greece. Combining archaeological and textual evidence, de Polignac argues that the eighth-century settlements that would become the city-states of classical Greece were defined as much by the boundaries of "civilized" space as by its urban centers. The city took shape through what de Polignac calls a "religious bipolarity," the cults operating both to organize social space and to articulate social relationships being not only at the heart of the inhabited area, but on the edges of the territory. Together with the urban cults, these sanctuaries "in the wild" identified the polis and its sphere of influence, giving rise to the concept of the state as a territorial unit distinct from its neighbors. Frontier sanctuaries were therefore often the focus of disputes between emerging communities. But in other instances, in particular in Greece's colonizing expeditions, these outer sanctuaries may have facilitated the relations between the indigenous populations and the settlers of the newly founded cities. Featuring extensive revisions from the original French publication and an updated bibliography, this book is essential for anyone interested in the history and culture of ancient Greece.

The Sociology of Religion

A Substantive and Transdisciplinary Approach

Author: George Lundskow

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412937213

Category: Social Science

Page: 445

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Using a lively narrative, The Sociology of Religion is an insightful text that follows the logic of actual research, first investigating the facts of religion in all its great diversity, including its practices and beliefs, and then analyzing actual examples of religious developments using relevant conceptual frameworks. As a result, students actively engage in the discovery, learning, and analytical processes as they progress through the textùjust as a scholar pursues knowledge in the field and then applies theoretical constructs to interpret findings.This unique text is organized around essential topics and real-life issues and examines religion both as an object of sociological analysis as well as a device for seeking personal meaning in life. While primarily sociological in focus, the text incorporates relevant interdisciplinary scholarshipùthus teaching sociological perspectives on religion while introducing students to relevant research from other fields. Sidebar features and photographs of religious figures bring the text to life for readers.Key Features and Benefits:Uses substantive and truly contemporary real-life religious issues of current interest to engage the reader in a way few other texts doCombines theory with empirical examples drawn from the United States and around the world, emphasizing a critical and analytical perspective that encourages better understanding of the material presentedFeatures discussions of emergent religions, consumerism, and the link between religion, sports, and other forms of popular cultureDraws upon interdisciplinary literature, helping students appreciate the contributions of other disciplines while primarily developing an understanding of the sociology of religion InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM· InstructorÆs Resources on CD-ROM contains chapter outlines, summaries, multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and short answer questions as well as illustrations from the book. Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) to request a copy (6:00 a.m.û5:00 p.m., PST).Intended Audience: This core text is designed for upper-level undergraduate students of Sociology of Religion or Religion and Politics.

Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC

Sparta's island of disaster

Author: William Shepherd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782002723

Category: History

Page: 96

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During the Peloponnesian War the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos to counter Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica. Over two days of fighting the small garrison beat off the Spartan army and the returning Athenian fleet won a crushing victory in the nearby waters, stranding a contingent of elite Spartan hoplites on the island of Sphacteria. With the campaigning season drawing to a close the Athenians mounted an attack on the island using an unconventional amphibious night assault they overran the Spartan outpost covering the beaches and light-armed missile troops landed at daybreak in overwhelming numbers. The Spartans were slowly driven back to their stronghold, losing men steadily as they were prevented from engaging in the hand-to-hand fighting at which they excelled. With their commander dead and his deputy incapacitated by wounds, the 292 survivors surrendered. This was a surprising blow to the Spartans' glorious reputation, and these prestigious prisoners-of-war served the Athenians very well as bargaining counters in the diplomatic activity that punctuated the hostilities that continued for the next four years.

Leadership, management and command

rethinking D-Day

Author: Keith Grint

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 503

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Keith Grint argues that the successes and failures of D-Day, on both sides, cannot be explained by comparing the competing strategies of each side. Instead he provides an account of the battle through the overarching nature of the relationship between the leaders and their followers.

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought

Author: Christopher Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521481366

Category: Philosophy

Page: 745

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This volume is the first general and comprehensive treatment of the political thought of ancient Greece and Rome ever to be published in English. It covers Plato and Aristotle at length, but also a host of other major and minor thinkers, from Thucydides and the Greek dramatists to Cicero and early Christian writers. It attempts both historical and philosophical assessment of the writers discussed and quotes them generously in translation. It will take its place as a standard work essential for scholars and students of classics, history, philosophy and theology.

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

Author: Stephen Batchelor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119998143

Category: History

Page: 374

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The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock every year. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing world of the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greek history alongside fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Greece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers will discover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone of Western civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on our language, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts and sport. The history of Ancient Greece remains a wide topic of interest, particularly renowned for its influential and diverse culture This basic guide will allow greater access to this vibrant area of study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to this vast area history Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations, war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life and much, much more! About the author Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at Richmond College and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He has written reviews for various publications, including History Today, and he has also been involved in running guided historical tours of Greece.

The Spartan Supremacy 412-371 BC

Author: Bob Bennett,Mike Roberts

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1848846142

Category: History

Page: 299

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Sparta was a small city which consistently punched above its weight in the affairs of classical Greece, happily meddling in the affairs of the other cities. For two centuries her warriors were acknowledged as second to none. Yet at only one period in its long history, in the late fourth and early third century BC, did the home of these grim warriors seem set to entrench itself as the dominant power in the Greek world. This period includes the latter stages of the Peloponnesian War from 412 BC to the Spartan victory in 402, and then down to the Spartan defeat by the Thebans at Leuctra in 371 BC, where it all began to unravel for the Spartan Empirern Surprisingly few previous books have covered the tumultuous first decades of the fourth century BC, particularly when compared to the ample coverage of the Peloponnesian War. As the authors explain, although the earlier period has the benefit of Thucydides' magisterial history, the period covered here is actually well served by sources and well worthy of study. There are many interesting characters here, including Alcibiades, Lysander, Agesilaus, Pelopidas and Epaminondas, to name but a few. In addition there are several campaigns and battles that are reported in enough detail to make them interesting and comprehensible to the reader. Bob Bennett and Mike Roberts untangle the complexities of this important but unduly neglected period for the modern reader.

Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples and Fighting Groups

Author: Paul K. Davis,Allen Lee Hamilton

Publisher: Grey House Pub

ISBN: 9781592371167

Category: History

Page: 654

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Traces the origins and leadership of such combat forces and tribes as the Amazons, Texas Rangers, Kamikazes, Teutonic Knights, and Green Berets.

Sparta & War

Author: Stephen Hodkinson,Anton Powell,Jacqueline Christien

Publisher: Classical Pressof Wales

ISBN: 9781905125111

Category: History

Page: 309

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Ten new essays from a distinguished international cast treat Spartas most famous area of activity. The results are challenging. Among the contributors, Thomas Figueira explores the paradox that Spartas cavalry was an undistinguished institution. Jean Ducat conducts the most thorough study to date of Spartas official cowards, the tremblers. Anton Powell asks why Sparta chose not to destroy Athens after the Peloponnesian War. And Stephen Hodkinson argues that the image of Spartan society as militaristic may after all be aámirage. This is the sixth volume from the International Sparta Seminar, founded by Powell and Hodkinson in 1988. The series has established itself as the main forum for the study of Spartan history.

Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World History

Europe and the Americas

Author: James R. Penn

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Offers an encyclopedic treatment of geographical features in Europe and the Americas, including rivers, mountain ranges, islands, plateaus, and plains