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Leonidas of Sparta A Boy of the Agoge

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ISBN-10: 1604944749

ISBN-13: 9781604944747

Edition: N/A

Authors: Helena P. Schrader

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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…    
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List price: $19.95
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 1.078