The Spartan Army

The Spartan Army - Elite

Paperback (11 Nov 1998) | English

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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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781855326590
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 938.06
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 244g
Height: 248mm
Width: 186mm
Spine width: 5mm