Herodotus and King Cleomenes I of Sparta


in Athenian Democratic Origins

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780199255177
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191719844 | DOI:
Herodotus and King Cleomenes I of Sparta

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In 1972, Ste. Croix wrote that he knew of no satisfactory discussion of Spartan foreign policy in the reign of Cleomenes (OPW 167 n. 1). This essay, presented as a lecture, set out to fill this gap. It provides an outline narrative of the main events of the reign of Cleomenes.

Keywords: Herodotus; Cleomenes; Spartan foreign policy; Sparta

Chapter.  8528 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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