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Author Hanson, Victor Davis.

Title The end of Sparta : a novel / Victor Davis Hanson.

Imprint New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    HANSON,VIC    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xiii, 445 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents Pt. 1. Holy Leuktra -- pt. 2. Between peace and war -- pt. 3. The march down country -- pt. 4. Freedom.
Summary Re-creates the battles of one of the greatest generals of ancient Greece, Epaminondas. At the Battle of Leuktra, his Thebans crushed the fearsome army of Sparta that had enslaved its neighbors for two centuries. We follow these epic historical events through the eyes of MĂȘlon, a farmer who has left his fields to serve with Epaminondas--swept up, against his better judgment, in the fever to spread democracy even as he yearns to return to his pastoral hillside.
Subject Epaminondas, b. ca. 420 B.C. -- Fiction.
Generals -- Greece -- Thebes (Extinct city) -- Fiction.
Thebes (Greece) -- History -- Fiction.
Sparta (Greece) -- History -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781608191642

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