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Paul Cartledge is A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Emeritus at the University of Cambridge. He is an honorary citizen of modern Sparta and holds the Gold Cross of the Order of Honor awarded by the President of Greece. His previous books include The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient show more Greece, The Spartans, Alexander the Great, Thermopylae, Ancient Greece, and After Thermopylae: The Oath of Plataea and the End of the Graeco-Persian Wars. show less

Works by Paul Cartledge

Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World (2006) — Author — 586 copies
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece (1998) — Editor — 140 copies
Democracy: A Life (2016) 109 copies
Spartan Reflections (2001) 85 copies
Democritus (1999) 71 copies

Associated Works

The Histories (0420) — Editor, some editions — 10,065 copies
The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War (0411) — Contributor, some editions — 2,357 copies
The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories (0440) — Contributor, some editions — 1,682 copies
The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander (0146) — Introduction, some editions — 447 copies
The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy (1997) — Contributor — 176 copies
Religion in the Ancient Greek City (1991) — Translator, some editions — 158 copies
What Is History Now? (2002) — Contributor — 103 copies
Companion to Historiography (1997) — Contributor — 69 copies
Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece (2013) — Contributor — 66 copies
Alexander: Destiny and Myth (2001) — Foreword, some editions — 56 copies
Pericles of Athens (2010) — Preface, some editions — 53 copies
The Ancient Economy: Recent Approaches (2002) — Contributor — 37 copies
Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) — Contributor — 35 copies
Sparta (2001) — Contributor — 30 copies
A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought (2009) — Contributor — 30 copies
The Cambridge Companion to Tacitus (2010) — Contributor — 27 copies
Pausanias: Travel and Memory in Roman Greece (2001) — Contributor — 26 copies
The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies (2009) — Contributor — 21 copies
Brill's Companion to Herodotus (2002) — Contributor — 19 copies
Trade in the Ancient Economy (1983) — Contributor — 16 copies
Sparta: New Perspectives (1999) — Contributor — 9 copies
Nomodeiktes: Greek Studies in Honor of Martin Ostwald (1994) — Contributor — 7 copies
Archaic Greece: New Approaches and New Evidence (1998) — Contributor — 7 copies
Polis and Politics: Studies in Ancient Greek History (2000) — Contributor — 6 copies
Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece (2018) — Contributor — 6 copies
The Spartans [2004 TV series] (2003) — Original book — 5 copies
Moses Finley and politics (2013) — Contributor — 3 copies
Sparta in Laconia (1998) — Contributor — 2 copies
Greek Art in View: Essays in Honour of Brian Sparkes (2004) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Didn't like the "modern" colloquial language the book is written in. Gives the impression that even the author doesn't expect this book to have any lasting appeal as nothing else will date a book more quickly. The book is a slow ramble across Thebes' history, gives the impression there isn't much material as it strays far and wide in the process across all of Greece (and beyond).
 
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Paul_S | 3 other reviews | Jan 14, 2022 |
This small book starts with the stone inscription of the oath of Plataea and then goes on to examine where the inscription came from and what it represented to the people at the time of its creation in the 4th century BCE, and how it relates to the actual battle of Plataea fought in 479 BCE to end that round of Graeco-Persian wars. A fascinating book.
 
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mari_reads | Oct 13, 2021 |
Only read about a third--not well written or well organized. Seemed to skip around from topic to topic and too many side comments. For example, if describing a battle near Eleusis, is it relevant that the playwright, Aeschylus, was born there? In the section on the political organization of the polis of Thebes I never got a clear picture of the composition, duties or accomplishments of the assembly. Maybe there is insufficient information, but say so. Similarly, labeling cities on the map as very large population, large population and so on is not helpful if large is undefined. In one era 3000 might be a very large population for an urban area, in another era 3000 might be only a large village. And so on. Thebes sounds interesting, I look forward to a better book about it.… (more)
 
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