LEONIDAS A BOY OF THE AGOGE PDF

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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We get to find out what resilient boy he is. Leonidas of Sparta Trilogy 3 books. Not quite a should-be classic, but I might change my mind after reading the rest of the trilogy. Other books have looked to the unlikely parallel of the barracks life of conscript marines, but she rightly sees the more accurate connections to an elite boarding school system.

Sparta Reconsidered: Review of “Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge”

Over the course of Le I recommend this book. I highly recommend this to those who enjoy historical fiction with real historical information of the highest quality. But who was Leonidas?

A Boy of the Agoge on amazon. If you are interested in learning about a society that dates back years, this book if perfect!

Not quite a should-be classic, but I might change my mind after reading the rest of the trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! She worked in the private sector as a research analyst, and an investor relations manager in both the U.

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A Boy of the Agoge

Nothing in this novel contradicts known facts about Leonidas, but the novel is quite candidly fiction. It flowed like a non-fiction book.

Schrader has, in “Leonidas of Sparta: Excellent reas Less of a novel and more of a historical work. English Historical Fiction Authors.

The author notates which characters are real and which are supporting, fictional characters. Ancient Greece 1 bildungsroman 1 historical fiction 1 Leonidas of Sparta 1 Sparta 1 to-read 1. Helena was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of a professor, and travelled abroad for the first time at the age of two, when her father went to teach at byo University of Wasada in Tokyo, Japan.

Anaxandridas II of Sparta.

This is the first book in a trilogy of biographical novels about Leonidas of Sparta. As an eirenea young man on the verge of becoming a citizen, he supervises a group of teenage boys; this is his first taste of leadership. There’s not much on his life historically; the author tells us she has invented most of this Bildungsroman.

Knowing that, knowing how he ended, and building ont he fascinating insights into his personality provided by the few sayings attributed him, I have created a young Leonidas. Outstanding were his phouxir or fox-time [part of the curriculum–period of time he was given a small knife and told to survive on his own in the wild] and, due to his own [he admits it] stupidity, kidnapping but fortuitous rescue.

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Trevor rated it really liked it Dec 30, tthe Schrader’s done a marvelous job in painting a picture of ancient Sparta and her people. Barefoot, always a little hungry, and subject to harsh discipline, Leonidas had to prove himself worthy of Spartan citizenship.

Leonidas of Sparta: A Boy of the Agoge

The final two hundred pages were redeeming. This was an amazing and insightful read. About the Author Helena P. If you have an interest in the real Sparta, without supermen in capes and Speedos, then this is a book for you. Outstanding were his phouxir or fox-time [part of the curriculum–period of time bot was given a small knife and told to survive on his own in the wild] and, due to his own [he admits it] stupidity, kidnapping but fortuitous rescue.

The smaller of twins, born long after two elder brothers, Leonidas was considered superfluous at birth.

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