Markoulakis Publications have produced the first issue of the third volume (volume 3 no. 1) of the printed and online educational periodical entitled Sparta. The periodical is accessible for review purposes for all visitors to the following website: www.sparta.markoulakispublications.org.uk.
Sparta's current issue will continue to provide the ancient Greek history enthusiast, student and scholar, with an extensive discussion about the real causes of the Peloponnesian War by Edward Tsoukalides.
Panagiota Markoulaki studies the environmental ethos in the Archaic Lakonia by the interpretation of the pottery iconography dated back the 6th century B.C.
An examination and comparison of the ancient Sparta and the Fascist regimes and ideologies of Italy and Germany in the 30s. Paul Houston seeks to reveal the points and elements that differ and /or match in modern history’s democracy, fascism and communism with the oligarchic Spartan constitution.
Additionally the current issue will reveal in an article by Nikolaos Markoulakis the reason why we should remember Leonidas. An article that studies the political and military actions of the Spartan king and searches for the reasons for the king’s ‘last stand’.
Nick Quartley is in the footsteps of eminent Spartan general Brasidas. A unique footage of all the areas and regions of modern Greece in which Brasidas and his freed helots fought against Sparta’s biggest enemy Athens.
The periodical is available for subscribers in both print and electronic versions. To view the subscription rates and prices, visitors should go to the Sparta website and follow the Subscribe & Order link. This will direct them to the subscribers' choices and prices. The website electronic payments use Paypal.
Sparta (ISSN 1751-0007) is an incorporated title with the Journal of Laconian Studies (eISSN: 1749 5814) and the former Sparta's Journal (ISSN 1747-0005). The free electronic version of Sparta's Journal is available on the Sparta website under the Volume's Archive link.
The website also offers a great number of free monthly articles, news and announcements that focus on Spartan and ancient Greek history. Sparta also introduced a series of supplements, which will cover concisely important issues of the ancient Spartan society by original academic research material – more information at http://www.sparta.markoulakispublications.org.uk/?s=supplement
Robert Montgomerie, Managing Editor of Sparta in England said: "Sparta, its extraordinary constitution, its brutal regime, and its military renown have been of great interest in all ages, and no less so today. At Sparta magazine, now that we have got well and truly under way, we would particularly welcome comment and articles from any of our readers."
Managing Director, Markoulakis Publications,
The Hive, Nottingham Trent University
Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU, UK
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