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Paul Cartledge

Paul Cartledge, professor of Greek history at the University of Cambridge, is the author of Alexander the Great, The Spartans, and The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization.

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Alexander the Great
Written by Paul Cartledge
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2005
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7919-3 (1-4000-7919-5)

Paul Cartledge, one of the world’s foremost scholars of ancient Greece, illuminates the brief but iconic life of Alexander (356-323 BC), king of Macedon, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and founder of a new world order.

Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and... Read more






The Spartans
Written by Paul Cartledge
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2004
$16.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7885-1 (1-4000-7885-7)

The Spartans were a society of warrior-heroes who were the living exemplars of such core values as duty, discipline, self-sacrifice, and extreme toughness. This book, written by one of the world’s leading experts on Sparta, traces the rise and fall of Spartan society and explores the tremendous influence the Spartans had... Read more






Thermopylae
Written by Paul Cartledge
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2007
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7918-6 (1-4000-7918-7)

In 480 B.C., the mighty Persian king Xerxes led a massive force to the narrow mountain pass called Thermopylae, anticipating no significant resistance in his bid to conquer Greece. But the Greeks, led by Leonidas and a small army of Spartan warriors, took the battle to the Persians and nearly halted... Read more






The Histories
Written by Herodotus, Translated by Tom Holland, Introduction by Paul Cartledge, Noted by Paul Cartledge
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 2015
$23.00/26.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310754-5 (0-14-310754-2)

“Unquestionably the best English translation of Herodotus to have appeared in the past half-century.” —The Times Literary Supplement

In Tom Holland’s vibrant translation, one of the great masterpieces of Western history springs to life. Herodotus of Halicarnassus—hailed by Cicero as the “Father of History”—composed his histories around 440 BC. The earliest surviving work... Read more






The Histories
Written by Herodotus, Translated by Tom Holland, Introduction by Paul Cartledge, Noted by Paul Cartledge
Viking | Hardcover | May 2014
$40.00/46.00(Canada) | 978-0-670-02489-6 (0-670-02489-9)

One of Western history’s greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland’s vibrant new translation
 
Herodotus of Halicarnassus—who was hailed by Cicero as “the father of history”—wrote his histories around 440 BC. It is the earliest surviving work of nonfiction and a thrilling narrative account of (among other things) the war between... Read more






Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatises
Written by Xenophon, Translated by Robin H. Waterfield, Introduction by Paul Cartledge
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 2006
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-045525-0 (0-14-045525-6)

One of Socrates' Athenian disciples in his youth, Xenophon (c. 498-354 bc) fought as a mercenary commander in Cyrus the Younger's campaign to seize the Persian throne, and later wrote a wide range of works on history, politics and philosophy. These six treatises offer his informed insights into the nature of... Read more





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