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By Timothy B. Shutt, Recorded Books

ISBN-10: 1436178177

ISBN-13: 9781436178174

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Explores the background and tradition of old Sparta, a society well known for army excellence and adherence to the values of braveness, self-discipline, accountability, and the overcoming of worry. Professor Shutt delves into Spartan tradition, reading its origins, executive, faith, and the key occasions that outlined its history.

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As the latter designation suggests, this was an unequal alliance or set of alliances in which, though the allies played a consultative role and ultimately, at times, had something not far from veto power, the Spartans themselves took the lead. As they would throughout the coming Persian wars and beyond for a century or more. It was likewise during this period that the Spartans first undertook significant overseas ventures, joining with the naval power of Corinth to oust the more or less pro-Persian Polycrates of Samos about 525.

Succession in the Persian empire was by no means always smooth, and soon enough both Egypt and Babylon were in revolt, demanding the close attention of Xerxes before he could turn his gaze to Athens and Sparta to the west. LECTURE NINE By 484, however, he was ready to begin full-scale preparations, gathering supplies and forces from every corner of his empire—the biggest the world had ever seen. The expedition of Mardonius a decade or so before had come to grief rounding Mt. Athos, and in order to forestall such difficulties for the much larger fleet he was gathering, in 483 Xerxes ordered a canal across the narrow waist of the Athos peninsula in the three-pronged Chalcidice in northern Greece.

Relations in fact seem to have been consensual for the most part, or as consensual as they were anywhere else, but in what appears to be a vestige of earlier customs, Spartan women were subjected to at least a sham marriage by capture, the details already worked out beforehand. And after marriage, or a first marriage, a wife ordinarily stayed in her new home while her husband continued, often for some years, to live in the barracks, sneaking in for marital relations by stealth at night, until at last, at about the age of thirty, he could join his wife at home full-time.

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