IN THE NAME OF LYKOURGOS The Rise and Fall of the Spartan Revolutionary Movement 243-0146 BC

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This is a fascinating look at an often neglected period, tracing the political and military chaos caused by Sparta’s last attempts to regain her lost glories. Sparta’s last battlefield triumphs and defeats are seen alongside the political events within the city itself, which were often equally as violent. The book ends with the demise of Sparta as a power, even a second-rate one, its forced incorporation into the Achaean League and its transformation into a “tourist attraction” for rich Roman senators once the Achaean League was finally destroyed by Rome.

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