The Spartan Tradition in European Thought

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CONTENTS
LIST OF PLATESx
1 Introduction1
2 The Growth of Laconism12
3 The Fourth Century in Greece33
4 Laconism in the West56
5 Plato and Aristotle61
6 Laconism in the Hellenistic Age81
7 Laconism Exported94
8 Under the Empire107
9 The Middle Ages116
10 Sparta Rediviva130
11 Kings and Ephors158
12 In Utopia and among the Savages170
13 The Revolutionary Period in England186
14 Spartans on the Stage202
15 France in the Eighteenth Century (I)220
16 France in the Eighteenth Century (II)242
17 The French Revolution and its Aftermath268
18 Italy in the Eighteenth Century301
19 Sparta in Germany306
20 England: From the Whigs to the Liberals344
APPENDIX: Note on the United States of America368
INDEX OF NAMES371
INDEX OF SUBJECTS387

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • FOREWORD TO PAPERBACK EDITION v
  • Preface vii
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS viii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Plates x
  • I INTRODUCTION 1
  • 2 - The Growth of Laconism 12
  • 3 - The Fourth Century in Greece 33
  • 4 - Laconism in the West 56
  • 5 - Plato and Aristotle 61
  • 6 - Laconism in the Hellenistic Age 81
  • 7 - Laconism Exported 94
  • 8 - Under the Empire 107
  • 9 - The Middle Ages 116
  • 10 - Sparta Rediviva 130
  • II - Kings and Ephors 158
  • 12 - In Utopia and Among the Savages 170
  • 13 - The Revolutionary Period in England 186
  • 14 - Spartans on the Stage 202
  • France in the Eighteenth Century(i) 220
  • 16 - France in the Eighteenth Century (ii) 242
  • 7 - The French Revolution and Its Aftermath 268
  • 18 - Italy in the Eighteenth Century 301
  • 19 - Sparta in Germany 306
  • 20 - England: from the Whigs to the Liberals 344
  • APPENDIX NOTE ON THE UNITED STATES 368
  • INDEX OF NAMES 371
  • INDEX OF SUBJECTS 387
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