The Spartans

Book Cover
Average Rating
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, c2003.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Southside - Media
DVD 938.06 Spa
1 available


Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...


LocationCall NumberStatus
Southside - MediaDVD 938.06 SpaOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details



Creation/Production Credits
Photography, Douglas Hartington ; film editor, Steve Scales ; original music, Anthony Burke.
Presented by Bettany Hughes.
Chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most extreme civilizations the world has ever seen, a civilization originally founded on discipline, sacrifice, and frugality, where the onus was put on the collective and the goal was to create the "perfect" state and the "perfect" warrior. Classical historian Bettany hughes revals the secrets and complexities of everyday Spartan life: homosexuality was compulsory, money was outlawed, equality was enforced, weak boys were put to death, and women enjoyed a level of social and sexual freedom that was unheard of in the ancient world.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD, Region 1, Widescreen presentation; Dolby surround stereo.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kirby, T., Archer, M., Hughes, B., Scales, S., Burke, A., & Hartington, D. (2003). The Spartans . PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tim. Kirby et al.. 2003. The Spartans. [Alexandria, Va.]: PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tim. Kirby et al.. The Spartans [Alexandria, Va.]: PBS Home Video, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kirby, Tim., et al. The Spartans PBS Home Video, 2003.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.