• A History of Ancient Sparta

  • Valor, Virtue, and Devotion in the Greek Golden Age
  • By: Timothy B. Shutt
  • Narrated by: Timothy B. Shutt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-05-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.2 (91 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A born teacher and lecturer, Professor Timothy B. Shutt examines the history and culture of ancient Sparta, a society renowned for military excellence and adherence to the values of courage, discipline, duty, and the overcoming of fear. Vastly outnumbered at the Battle of Thermopylae, the Spartan "300" held off an overwhelming Persian force before finally succumbing - but not without inflicting massive casualties and inspiring the rest of the Greeks with the notion that they could persevere. In this enlightening series of lectures, Professor Shutt delves into Spartan culture, examining its origins, government, religion, and the major events that defined its history.
©2009 Timothy B. Shutt; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
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By Adam Brown on 03-16-15

Can't get enough

Masterfully told, a true pleasure to listen to. I found myself listening to these lectures over and over again.

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By Daniel on 03-06-15

Great overview!

An exciting though relaxed approach to Greek history. Shutt comes across as a teacher you could easily discuss Sparta over a beer at your favorite pub.

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By Paul on 04-13-13

excellent overview

Found this to be a informative and enjoyable listen..Gives a great insight into all aspects of Spartan life.Definitly would recommend to all with an interest in this history period

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