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Paul Cartledge

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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


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2005
Price: $17.00

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 >

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The Spartans
The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece
Written by Paul Cartledge


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $16.95

“Cartledge brings [the Spartans] to life again with verve, style, and great trivia.” —Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Sparta has often been described as the original Utopia—a remarkably evolved society whose warrior heroes were forbidden any other trade, profession, or business. As a people, the Spartans were the living exemplar of such core values as... Read more >

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Thermopylae
The Battle That Changed the World
Written by Paul Cartledge


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $16.00

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 >
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