Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge, Book I in the Leonidas Trilogy, a biographical novel about the hero of Thermopylae. All about Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge by Helena P Schrader. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. 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.
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Book I of the Leonidas Trilogy: Add to Your books. It flowed like a non-fiction book. I highly recommend this to those who enjoy historical fiction with real historical information of the highest quality. 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 The opportunity for real readers to say what they think about books is, in my opinion, one of the most positively democratic aspects of the World Wide Web.
If you have an interest in the real Sparta, without supermen in capes oeonidas Speedos, then this is a book for you.
Barefoot, always a little hungry, and subject to rigid discipline, Leonidas must prove himself worthy of Spartan citizenship. Barefoot, always a little hungry, and subject to harsh discipline, Leonidas had to prove himself worthy of Spartan citizenship. She worked in the private sector as a research analyst, and an investor relations manager in both the U.
There’s not much on his life historically; the author tells us she has invented most of this Bildungsroman. Her characters were so lifelike and realistic I felt I got to know them.
This book used real facts whenever possible and filled the gaps with plausible fiction. TheIdleWomannkmunnCroselanwamie. Each chapter covers one full school year focusing on a major adventure and Leonidas’s growth from boy to man.
The second will focus on his years agogd an ordinary citizen, and the third will describe his reign and death.
Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge
Just as importantly the system also produced women who scandalized the misogynists of other ancient societies with their unmatched freedom. Tassy rated it really liked it Dec 09, Looking forward to the next two books in the series. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Schrader’s done a marvelous job in painting a picture of ancient Hte and her people. Schrader holds a PhD in history from the University of Hamburg, which she earned with her groundbreaking biography of Z Friedrich Olbricht, the mastermind behind the Valkyrie plot against Hitler.
Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge by Helena P. Schrader
Helena is a career diplomat currently serving in Africa. Leonidas I of Sparta. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.
I recommend this book. I am always agohe by a good review — but I learn from the critical ones, so either way a review is a good thing.
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I have the other two sequels in hand to read. I will be ordering the rest of the series shortly.
No current Talk conversations about this book. Lili H rated it really liked it Jul 02, It is a solid book and I would classify it as an oeonidas read.
This first volume of Schrader’s trilogy on life of Spartan King Leonidas was enthralling from first Not only does she provide a story about a young Spartan prince that later becomes a king, but she tells his story in context during the years he transitions from a young boy into a citizen through the Spartan Agoge education process.
The storyline was about Leonidas and his two friends in the Agoge from ages seven to twenty-one. Ancient Greece 1 bildungsroman 1 historical fiction 1 Leonidas of Sparta 1 Sparta 1 to-read 1.
The three boys are inseparable. Wait for some authentic ratings to come in. Her characters were so lifelike and realistic I felt I got to know them.
At this point I remembered reading that Schrader had previously published four non-fiction books.