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Sparta: A Novel of Ancient Greece [Kindle Edition]

Dimetrios C. Manolatos
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A Novel of Ancient Greece

In 404 BC, after twenty-seven years of civil war, Sparta defeats Athens and reigns supreme in the Greek world. However, her victory is not without consequence. Strife, now more than ever plagues the masters of war.

This conflict forces King Agis of Sparta to lead his army north to war with the Eleans, while Lysander, a Spartan hero of the Peloponnesian War is left at home to contemplate his next military pursuit. Meanwhile in Athens, the Thirty Tyrants that Sparta instated to govern their inferiors are banished, which gives way to democracy. This leads Xenophon, an Athenian pupil of Socrates, to decide if he should march with the Ten Thousand, while Socrates continues to defy his growing number of political adversaries. Across the sea in Persia, King Darius is deathly ill, causing his sons Cyrus and Artaxerxes to vie for the throne. If Artaxerxes succeeds his father, Sparta will face the imminent threat of another Persian invasion. Thus, the fate of Greece and freedom depends once again on the Spartans.

A narrative of honor and deceit, love and betrayal, kings and slaves, great minds and ordinary citizens, SPARTA chronicles the intersecting lives of the ancients, as well as their extraordinary achievements while thriving under the rule of history’s most formidable military society.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2207 KB
  • Print Length: 371 pages
  • Publisher: The Warrior Class (4 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GP2QT0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #86,444 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dimetrios C. Manolatos is a novelist and short fiction writer. His writings include his debut novel Sparta and the novella 47 Ronin.

Prior to writing, he was involved in independent filmmaking and screenwriting, which continues to be one of his passions. He has also worked on projects for Universal Pictures and HBO. The latter led to a brief and unexpected stint in front of the camera for a scene on the award-winning television series, The Wire. His screenplays are the basis of many of his stories.

When Manolatos is not writing, he obsessively experiments with different workout regimes, runs his dog who knows only one maddening pace and cheers for his favorite soccer teams.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 10 May 2015
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A good book well worth reading
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed 4 Jun. 2015
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3.0 out of 5 stars i read a lot 10 May 2012
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This book is a good interpation of ancient Sparta. Probably the best book ive read on the subject and the one I compare all others to is gates of fire by Steven pressfield. I've. Been researching Sparta for forty years read many books on the subject on a scale of one to ten this is a five gates of fire being ten.
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