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THE SPARTANS The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece, From Utopia to Crisis and Collapse

by | Read by John Lee

History • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2002

In many ways, John Lee's cool, crisp delivery matches Paul Cartledge's scholarship quite well. Cartledge is meticulous and is always careful to differentiate between knowledge, conjecture, bias, and myth in his discussion of the complicated warriors of ancient Sparta. What's more, Lee can create nuances in delivery, allowing listeners to distinguish among bits of information that are actually comparatively dull (such as population statistics or facts of coinage). In that the audio version may be superior to the print version. However, Lee's delivery is at odds with some of the material. Cartledge does not shrink from mentioning some of the brutal and distasteful acts the Spartans engaged in, and in those sections Lee's civilized, melodious voice seems incongruous. G.T.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0498-2 $19.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0499-9 $19.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN $23.07


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0496-8 $44.95 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0497-5 $55.00 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0500-2 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $39.95

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