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Author Bradford, Alfred S

Title Leonidas and the kings of Sparta : mightiest warriors, fairest kingdom / Alfred S. Bradford ; illustrated by Pamela M. Bradford

Publ Info Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, [2011]
 CCRI-Newport  DF261 .S8 B7 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Prov.  DF261 .S8 B7 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DF261.S8 B7 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  DF261.S8 B7 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxiii, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Contents The Dorian wars. By bus to the "hollow" -- "Tell the Spartans..." -- The sons of Heracles -- The first kings of Sparta -- The Messenian wars. Over the mountains -- Shoulder to shoulder -- "Never retreat" -- Deeds of the wolf -- The Spartan way -- The Arcadian and Argive wars. The Spartan alliance -- The "strangers" -- The accidental king -- The king who saved Greece -- The Persian wars. The "Greeks" -- Defeat and victory -- The Battle of Plataea -- The treason of Pausanias -- The Athenian wars. The precarious entente -- King Archidamos gives sound advice -- The Archidamian war -- War within peace -- The Decelean war -- The man who would be king -- The Theban wars. The common king -- "Free and autonomous" -- Sparta's empire -- The Battle of Leuctra -- Sparta at bay -- The Macedonian wars. The struggle to survive -- In the shadow of great powers -- The gentle reformer -- The revolutionary -- The betrayal of Greece -- The last kings of Sparta -- The Roman war. The tyrant who was a king -- Sparta under the Romans
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
LC subject Sparta (Extinct city) -- Kings and rulers
Sparta (Extinct city) -- History, Military
Leonidas, King of Sparta, -480 B.C
ISBN 9780313385988 (cloth : alk. paper)
031338598X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780313385995 (ebook)
0313385998 (ebook)