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The Return of the Spartans (The Chronicles of Sparta Book 2)

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“The Return of the Spartans” is a sequel to “The Myth of Sparta” and continues from where that book ends with the capture of the Spartan Hoplites at the battle of Sphacteria.
We follow their captivity through the eyes of their leader Styphon and watch individual’s machinations as the Spartans and Athenians continue their war against each other. We observe numerous battles between the two in detail, seen through the eyes of their most famous and in some instances, infamous citizens.
We follow the political machinations of Cleon, Nicias and Alcibiades in Athens and see how they are dealt with by the political satirist at the time, Aristophanes, who referred to all of them in his plays.
Many of the characters from “the Myth of Sparta” appear again including the philosopher Socrates, the Athenian General Demosthenes and the Spartan General Brasidas whose campaign in Northern Greece we observe through the eyes of his men.
The book recreates the period in significant detail and as was described by one reviewer of “The Myth of Sparta”, is, “a highly enjoyable way to revisit one of the most significant periods of western history”.

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John M. Burton QC was born in Blackpool, England. He studied Law at Queen Mary College, London University and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1979. He has practiced as a Barrister in London ever since and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2010. His main area of practice is Criminal Law and he has appeared in many high profile criminal cases including cases of Murder, Serious Fraud and Terrorism.

"The Silk Brief" was John's first novel, it is a work of fiction but is based on John's extensive knowledge of real criminal trials and procedure. It is part of a series titled, "The Silk Tales".

John has a passionate interest in History and his second novel, "The Myth of Sparta" is also a work of fiction, although based upon years of research into the history of the Spartans. It covers a period of 55 years from the death of Leonidas and the Three Hundred Spartans at the battle of Thermopylae and is part of a series called, "The Chronicles of Sparta".

John's third novel is "The Return of the Spartans" which is a sequel to "The Myth of Sparta" and is Volume 2 of the Chronicles of Sparta. It continues where that novel left off with the capture of Spartans at Sphacteria and covers the next seven years of the Peloponnesian War. It includes detailed accounts of all the major battles during that period from the eyes of those who participated in them, including the Philosopher, Socrates. It also refers in detail to the comic plays of Aristophanes, who viciously lampooned many of the political characters of the day.

John's fourth novel is a combination of a court room drama and an historical novel. It is called "Parricide" and covers, in gripping detail, the first murder trial conducted by the famous Roman lawyer, Marcus Tullius Cicero, in Rome over two thousand years ago. It is based upon Cicero's published speech made on behalf of Sextus Roscius the younger who was accused of killing his own father. The novel deals with the politics behind the trial as well as the trial process itself and the surprising aftermath of the case.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended 17 Oct 2013
By R. Lee Holz - Published on
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The Return of the Spartans is the continuation of the story of the Peloponnesian Wars begun in John Burton's The Myth of Sparta. The books are highly enjoyable as well as informative. I refer to my review of Myth for more detail. Suffice it to say here that the myth was Spartan invincibility and, as the title Return implies, the Spartans as a whole and one in particular make a bounce back in this book. The books should be read in order.
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