Δευτέρα 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

 
 
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Talking about the book in a few words
 

 
     At the back covers:
 
The structure of the army of the Lacedaemonians is a complete, masterly and justified inspection of the crooked means though which the Spartans “omoioi” passed through all the stages or training so as to come to staff the most glorified “Phalanx” of infantry men that ever existed.

Glorified not only from its many and proud victories but and from its glorious defeat for the reason that its fighters were placed with honesty and stood unbreakable one next to each other in the battlefield. This proceeding of the warrior that started from his seven years and went through many difficult stages, so that the polity could in the end deliver a completed man, citizen and at the same time infantry warrior from the view of breading, philosophy, spiritual education and “Paedia”, exhausting, political expertise, introducing even in his education as a basic component the musical cultivation and the dancing this proceeding and development of the warrior towards his completeness, will be called by the Spartans, very simply “agogy”. No one could be called a Spartan (Spartan “omoios” finally was a title of honor), if hasn’t passed success fully all the periods and the stages of the “agogi”.

The expertised effort of the well-lowed polity of Sparta to organize her defense will stand as the cause of the establishment of the first “Academy of the war”. It is not by chance that Sparta gathers the looks of many hundreds of well established investigators, historians and writers, ancient and contemporary.

The city that despite its big acne and exhibition will be lost from the historic setting without leaving traces but only mystery for its terrific vigor and power. One thing is certain, that every historical element and information from the ancient Greek literature that we have in our hands for the Polity of Sparta is written by non Spartans∙ the Spartans didn’t write about their history, others coped with it and that says a lot. The study that you have in your hands follows the proceeding of the Lacedaemonians in their “agogi”, taking the thread from the start.

It’s starts to examine the subject having as a starting point, the “agogi” that the polity provided to its offspring’s, giving great importance to the determinant activity of the ephors, in the clout finally of the kings of Sparta in the constitution. The writer of this exciting study ventures to introduce a new outlook on the study, different from the one that prevails up to today in the subjects with which he deals with, seats on the real and the true, and doesn’t ignore that the approach of such matters needs the identification of the researcher with the theme.

In the pages of the in hand book, he searches the secret of the Grand Proviso of Lycurgus and refers to many paragraphs of it at every chance, he is intent on the ancient mainly sources with respect, and attempts to search the “omoios”. It attempts finally to interpret the use and efficiency of the armament, and aims at infiltrating the highest security “hideaway of the Polity”.

The study of the present book reaches its peak with the extensive reference to the organization of the troop where the tactics of battle are analyzed. Dimitrios Katsoulis believes that Sparta wasn’t a “comet” in the Greek matters according to the prevailing false and dangerous view, and attempts in many cases to reveal the malevolent exhibitional expediencies and rebut them bringing out aspects of the Polity that remained in the background.
 
     Contents

 

Prologue 13
Introduction 17
 
     Chapter one: The Dorians in Lacedaemon.
The kings among the customs of the Spartans and the big proviso of Lycurgus 26.
The ephors take in their hands the governing of the Polity 34
The Polity honors the regal rank, 42.
 
     Chapter two: The catalytic clout of the proviso in the class of the citizens the big Proviso of Lycurgus forges the ideal Polity, 56.
The population and the classes in Lacedaemon, 69.
The enrichment of the “omoioi”, the coins and the introduction of gold in the Polity of Sparta, 76.
 
      Chapter three: The role of the traditions and the institutions in the training of the citizens as warriors.
The completeness of the seven years was the starting point for the gradual incorporation of the Spartans in the phalanx, 98.
Parallel of the society of the Spartans to that of the wolves, 121.
The “syskinies”, 125.
 
      Chapter four: The traditional armament of the Spartan “omoios” and the outward appearance.
The cangue, 139.
The breastplate, 143.
The greaves, 147.
The shield, 148.
The pike, 154.
The sword, 157.
The phalanx of the javelin men, 159.
Around the theme of the camp and the organization of the expeditions, 161.
The proviso of the Polity, 162.
The road net and the transportations, 164.
 
      Chapter five: the organization of the troops and the role of the infantryman (hoplite) in the phalanx tactics of battle, 169.
The functional advantages and disadvantages of the phalanx, 183.
The psiloi, 195.
The peltastes, 200.
The cavalrymen, 204.
The three hundred, 213.
 
Addendum, 217.
Welcome of the critique, 223.
Bibliography, 226.
Index, 233 – 244.
 
 
 
 

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