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Published by Aris & Phillips in Warminster, England .
Written in English



  • Sparta (Extinct city),
  • Greece,
  • Sparta (Extinct city)


  • Military art and science -- Greece -- Sparta (Extinct city) -- History.,
  • Sparta (Extinct city) -- History, Military.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJ.F. Lazenby.
LC ClassificationsU33 .L39 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 210 p. :
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2611516M
ISBN 100856681423
LC Control Number85174400

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A Small but Spartan Band: The Florida Brigade in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia by Zack C. Waters, James C. Edmonds, et al. out of 5 stars For at least two centuries the Spartan army was the most formidable war machine in Greece; the purpose of this book is to show the reasons for this. Professor Lazenby looks first at the composition, training and organization of the army, tracing its roots back to the eighth century BC. The second part analyses some of the main campaigns - Thermopylae, Plataea, Sphakteria, Mantineia, The Nemea. 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 Price: $