Spartans: A New History
September 2009, ©2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Provides a complete survey of Spartan history from its origins in the Bronze Age to the end of antiquity
Helps bridge the gap between the common conceptions of Sparta and what specialists believe and dispute about its history
Applies new techniques, perspectives, and archaeological evidence to the question of what it was to be a Spartan
Takes into account new specialist scholarship and research published in Greek, which is not readily available elsewhere
Places Spartan society into its wider Greek context