Spartan Slave Spartan Queen

This book picks up where Are They Singing in Sparta? left off, and although the novel revolves around unrequited love on all sides, it is really a reflection on what beauty is and how it affects human interactions-with a surprise ending.

Author: Helena P. Schrader

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ISBN: 059547067X

Category: Fiction

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In ancient Sparta during the Second Messenian War, two women, one beautiful and one ugly, are captured and enslaved in the same raid. This is the story of how each responds to their new situation and the women they meet in Sparta. Niobe's beauty is so great that it captures the attention of the Messenian leader, Aristomenes. He makes her a cherished concubine-until the Spartan "Scourge of Messenia," Agesandros, captures Aristomenes' palace. Niobe suddenly finds herself a slave, and the spoils of the Spartan prince Anaxilas. Unlike the beautiful and coveted Niobe, Mika is so disfigured by warts that her own uncles sold her into slavery. She becomes the spoils not of a prince but of Agesandros' squire, Leon, a slave himself. He sends her back to serve his master's wife, Alethea, in Sparta. While Niobe provokes the hostility of the Spartan Queen; Mika encounters the kindness of Alethea, and her beautiful but spirited daughter, Kassia. Soon Anaxilas turns his affections from Niobe to Kassia, while Mika falls hopelessly in love with Leon, and Leon covets only the affection of Niobe. This book picks up where Are They Singing in Sparta? left off, and although the novel revolves around unrequited love on all sides, it is really a reflection on what beauty is and how it affects human interactions-with a surprise ending.
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Leonidas of Sparta

This is the first book in a trilogy of biographical novels about Leonidas of Sparta. This first book describes his childhood in the infamous Spartan agoge.

Author: Helena P. Schrader

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604944747

Category: Fiction

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The smaller of twins, born long after two elder brothers, Leonidas was considered an afterthought from birth -- even by his mother. Lucky not to be killed for being undersized, he was not raised as a prince like his eldest brother, Cleomenes, who was heir to the throne, but instead had to endure the harsh upbringing of ordinary Spartan youth. Barefoot, always a little hungry, and subject to harsh discipline, Leonidas had to prove himself worthy of Spartan citizenship. Struggling to survive without disgrace, he never expected that one day he would be king or chosen to command the combined Greek forces fighting a Persian invasion. But these were formative years that would one day make him the most famous Spartan of them all: the hero of Thermopylae. This is the first book in a trilogy of biographical novels about Leonidas of Sparta. This first book describes his childhood in the infamous Spartan agoge. The second will focus on his years as an ordinary citizen, and the third will describe his reign and death. About the Author Helena P. Schrader holds a PhD in history from the University of Hamburg, which she earned with her groundbreaking biography of General Friedrich Olbricht, the mastermind behind the Valkyrie plot against Hitler. She has published four nonfiction works on modern history and has been published in academic journals including Sparta: Journal of Ancient Spartan and Greek History. Helena has done extensive research on ancient and archaic Sparta. She has combined her research with common sense and a deep understanding of human nature to create a refreshingly unorthodox portrayal of Spartan society in this biographical trilogy of Leonidas, as well as in her three previously published novels, The Olympic Charioteer, Are They Singing in Sparta? and Spartan Slave, Spartan Queen. Visit her website at www.helena-schrader.com or learn more about Sparta from her website Sparta Reconsidered at www.elysiumgates.com/ helena.
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The Spartans

Most modern experts assume that Hesychius ' ' helot leaders ' were helots
themselves , locals who engaged in what has ... been performed by wives and
unmarried daughters ) , and even serving as ladies - in - waiting to Spartan
queens .

Author: Andrew J. Bayliss

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198853084

Category: History

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The image of Sparta, and the Spartans, is one dyed indelibly into the public consciousness: musclebound soldiers with long hair and red cloaks, bearing shiny bronze shields emblazoned with the Greek letter lambda. 'This is Sparta!', bellows Leonidas on the silver screen, as he decides to lead his 300 warriors to their deaths at Thermopylae. But what was Sparta? The myths surrounding Sparta are as old as the city itself. Even in antiquity, Sparta was a unique society, considered an enigma. The Spartans who fought for freedom against the Persians called themselves 'equals' or peers, but their equality was reliant on the ruthless exploitation of the indigenous population known as helots. The Spartans' often bizarre rules and practices have the capacity to horrify as much they do to fascinate us today. Athenian writers were intrigued and appalled in equal measure by a society where weak or disabled babies were said to have been examined carefully by state officials before being dumped off the edge of a cliff. Even today their lurid stories have shaped our image of Sparta; a society in which cowards were forced to shave off half their beards, to dress differently from their peers, and who were ultimately shunned to the extent that suicide seemed preferable. Equally appalling to us today is the brutal krypteia, a Spartan rite of passage where teenagers were sent into the countryside armed with a knife and ordered to eliminate the biggest and most dangerous helots. But the truth behind these stories of the exotic other can be hard to discover, lost amongst the legend of Sparta which was even perpetuated by later Spartans, who ran a thriving tourist industry that exaggerated the famed brutality of their ancestors. As Andrew Bayliss explores in this book, there was also much to admire in ancient Sparta, such as the Spartans' state-run education system which catered even to girls, or the fact that Sparta was almost unparalleled in the pre-modern world in allowing women a clear voice, with no fewer than forty sayings by Spartan women preserved in our sources. This book reveals the best and the worst of the Spartans, separating myth from reality.
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The Queen of Sparta

These invaders became the Spartans – the rulers – and made the original
inhabitants of Sparta, Laconia and Messene their slaves – their Helots. Ever
since that time the Helots have been kept in their place by the Spartans. When
the ...

Author: T. S. Chaudhry

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782797494

Category: Fiction

Page: 383

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Xerxes, the Great King of Persia invades Greece in 480 B.C. at the head of a massive army. Three hundred Spartans and King Leonidas die heroically blocking the Persian advance at the pass of Thermopylae. The Persians are poised to conquer all of Greece. The only one standing in their way is a woman – Gorgo, Queen of Sparta. Though history has relegated her role to that of a bystander, what if she played a central role in the Greek resistance to the Persian invasion. What if she kept her true role a secret in order to play it more effectively? What if she was hiding other secrets too – dark secrets of murder and vengeance? What if the only person who truly appreciated her genius was an enemy prisoner whom she has vowed to kill? What if after their victory, the Greeks started to turn on each other? What if, eventually, Gorgo had to choose between the security of Sparta and safety of her son? And what if the only one who could find a way out is the same prisoner who had once fought against the Spartans?
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The Magazine of Poetry

Her power had not departed ; she was still Helen , the only one , the favored child
Of Jupiter and Leda , Sparta's queen . ... to rescue for his friendRavaged his
Athens , bore her shrieking off , And from a queen made her a Spartan slave .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433076020092

Category: Poetry

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The Magazine of Poetry and Literary Review

Her power had not departed; she was still Helen, the only one, the favored child
Of Jupiter and Leda, Sparta's queen. ... to rescue for his friend — Ravaged his
Athens, bore her shrieking off, And from a queen made her a Spartan slave.

Author: Charles Wells Moulton

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ISBN: UOM:39015070339851

Category: American poetry

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Queen Helen and Other Poems

And why should I not see how prospers art At Sparta ? ... That ' s lamer than
Hephæstus : he whose face , At the first flash o ' ' t , overwhelmed the queen ,
With her the king , and with the ... Æthra , a slave at Sparta , was a queen At
home .

Author: John Vance Cheney

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX5H7S

Category: American drama

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Webster s Easy Crossword Key

Author: Webster's New World Staff

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: 0765110725

Category: Reference

Page: 560

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Webster's Crossword Answer Book is a complete, user-friendly reference containing all the information you need to solve the most difficult puzzles fast. With over 150,000 clues and answer words, this is a resource that covers the widest range of contemporary and historical information, such as place names, literary characters, geographical terms, and much more. Developed from actual puzzles, Webster's Crossword Book gives you real answers to real clues from some of the toughest puzzles you'll find. And finding the answers is quick and easy -- look up the clue, not just the keyword and there it is -- listed alphabetically. The treasure-trove of information also helps with clues that begin with numerals and answer blanks, or that contain quotations.
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Sparta

Thirty dramatic, full-page illustrations depict the Spartan devotion to military training plus scenes of festivals, worship, and work.

Author: John Green

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486498133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Thirty dramatic, full-page illustrations depict the Spartan devotion to military training plus scenes of festivals, worship, and work. Portrayals of famous conflicts include the Battle of Thermopylae and episodes from the Peloponnesian wars.
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Property and Wealth in Classical Sparta

The connection between a Spartan citizen and his helot attendant may, therefore,
have been a lifelong affair. ... children and are depicted as sharing the most
intimate sexual secrets of a Spartan queen.4 Some had sexual intercourse with
their ...

Author: Stephen Hodkinson

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781910589342

Category: Business & Economics

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The standard image of Sparta is of an egalitarian, military society which disdained material possessions. Yet property and wealth played a critical role in her history. Classical Sparta's success rested upon a compromise between rich and poor citizens. Economic differences were masked by a uniform lifestyle and a communal sharing of resources. Over time, however, increasing inequalities led to a plutocratic society and to the decline of Spartan power. Using an innovative combination of historical, archaeological and sociological methods, Stephen Hodkinson challenges traditional views of Sparta's isolation from general Greek culture. This volume is the first major monograph-length discussion of a subject on which the author is recognised as the leading international authority.
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Bulwer s Novels Leila or The siege of Granada Pausanias the Spartan

Fair queen , " said he , with mournful and pathetic dignity , “ thou canst read the
heart that thy generous sympathy touches and subdues ... the little village where
his mother , his slaves , and his faithful Amine ( sent on before ) awaited him .

Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton

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ISBN: UIUC:30112049751040

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Cornelius Nepos

... celebrated for the monument of Mausolus , erected by his queen Artemisia ,
and reckoned one of the wonders of the world . ... Their posterity continued ,
under the name of Helots , the public slaves of Sparta : - a Helot , a Spartan slave
.

Author: Cornelius Nepos

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN3HL4

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The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade Ancient and Modern

In later times , the Queen of Persia is represented to have urged Darius into the
Grecian war , that she might possess Athenian , Spartan , Argive and Corinthian
slaves . The practice was , when a number of prisoners had been taken , to muke
 ...

Author: William O. Blake

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ISBN: UIUC:30112042280021

Category: Slave trade

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Foreign Service Journal

... a university press , independent book publisher , or small press that SPARTAN
SLAVE Spartan Slave , Spartan Queen ... Set in ancient Sparta during the
Second Messenian War , this is the story of two women , one beautiful and the
other ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556038715959

Category: Diplomatic and consular service, American

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Pausanias the Spartan

sanias who , after the glorious day of Platæa , ordered the slaves to prepare in
the tent of Mardonius such a banquet as would have been served to the Persian ,
while his own Spartan broth and bread were set beside it , in order that he might
utter to the chiefs of Greece that noble pleasantry , ' Behold the ... Let his
madness go on , and ere long the violetcrowned city will become the queen of
the seas .

Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433074938063

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A Pictorial History of the World s Great Nations

These Dorians called themselves Spartans , and were the rulers of the land ,
though the Greeks , who were there before them , were ... called Helos , which
revolted , and was therefore broken up , and the people were called Helots , and
became slaves to the Spartans . ... woman , offered his brother Lycurgus to kill
her little new . born babe , if he would marry her , that she might continue to be
queen .

Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge

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ISBN: CHI:20810935

Category: Greece

Page: 1184

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The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade Ancient and Modern Etc

In later times , the Queen of Persia is represented to have urged Darius into the
Grecian war , that she might possess Athenian , Spartan , Argive and Corinthian
slaves . The practice was , when a number of prisoners had been taken , to make
 ...

Author: William O. BLAKE

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ISBN: BL:A0023198221

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The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade Ancient and Modern The African Slave Trade and the Political History of Slavery in the United States Compiled from Authentic Materials

In later times , the Queen of Persia is represented to have urged Darius into the
Grecian war , that she might possess Athenian , Spartan , Argive and Corinthian
slaves . The practice was , when a number of prisoners had been taken , to make
 ...

Author: W. O. Blake

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ISBN: MSU:31293200920142

Category: Slave trade

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