Leonidas of Sparta, A Heroic King

Leonidas of Sparta, A Heroic King, is the third of three novels by Helena Shrader on the life of Leonidas. The first, Leonidas, Boy of the Agoge portrayed the childhood and youth of the Agiad Prince as he is educated in Spartan fashion in the Agoge. The second book, Leonidas a Peerless Peer, tells of […]

Book Review: Leonidas of Sparta, a Boy of the Agoge by Helena Shrader

Ancient Sparta, with its extreme social institutions, has fascinated both observers from other Greek city states and students of history for centuries. The problem with writing historical fiction about ancient Sparta is that the Spartans left virtually no written record. While, as Helena P. Schrader points out, they were not illiterate, they produced no historians […]