Amyklaion Excavation

Recommended Bibliography

Primary Sources:

  • Pausanias, Description of Greece, Book III (On Laconia)
  • Plutarch, Parallel Lives, Life of Lycourgus
  • Xenophon, Constitution of the Spartans

Secondary Sources:

  • Calligas, P. G., “From the Amyklaion”, in J. M. Sanders (ed.), Φιλoλάκων. Lakonian studies in honour of Hector Catling, 1992, p. 31-48
  • Cartledge, P. & Spawforth, A., Hellenistic and Roman Sparta : A tale of two cities, second edition 1989
  • Cartledge, P., Sparta and Lakonia: a regional history 1300 to 362 B.C, second edition, 1989
  • Cavanagh, W.G & Walker S.E.C. (eds.), Sparta in Laconia: The archaeology of a city and its countryside, (British School at Athens Studies 4), 1998
  • Cavanagh, W.G., Gallou, C. & Georgiadis, M. (eds.), Sparta and Laconia: From Prehistory to Pre-modern, (British School at Athens Studies 16), 2009
  • Chrimes, K.M.T., Ancient Sparta, 1949
  • Cook, F.B., Greek Inscriptions (Reading the Past), 1987. Third Printing Edition
  • Dawkins R.M.. (ed.), The sanctuary of Artemis Orthia at Sparta, 1929
  • Delivorrias, Α. & Vlizos, St. (eds.), “Amykles Research Project: Works 2005-2010”, Μουσείο Μπενάκη 11-12, p. 73-191
  • Faustoferri, A., Il trono di Amyklai e Sparta: Bathykles al servizio del potere, 1966
  • Fitzhardinge, L.F., The Spartans, 1980
  • Förtsch, R., Kunstverwendung und Kunstlegitimation im archaischen und frühklassischen Sparta, 2001
  • Forrest, W.G., A history of Sparta, 1968
  • Herfort-Koch, M., Archaische Bronzeplastik Lakoniens, 1986
  • Kaltsas, N. M. (ed.), Athens-Sparta, catalog of the exhibition “Athens-Sparta” held at the Onassis Cultural Center, New York (December 2006-May 2007), 2006
  • Kennell, N. M., The gymnasium of virtue: education and culture in ancient Sparta, 1995
  • Kourinou E., Σπάρτη. Συμβολή στη μνημειακή τοπογραφία της, 2000
  • Makres A., “On the Spartan eirenes (Herodotus 9.85)”, in Cavanagh, W.G., Gallou, C. & Georgiadis, M. (eds.), Sparta and Laconia: From Prehistory to Pre-modern, (British School at Athens Studies 16), 2009
  • Parker, R., “Spartan religion”, in A. Powell (ed.), Classical Sparta: techniques behind her success, 1989, p.142-172
  • Pettersson, M., Cults of Apollo at Sparta. The Hyakinthia, the Gymnopaidiai and the Karneia, 1992
  • Powell A. (ed.), A Companion to Sparta, 2 vol, 2017
  • Renfrew, C. & Bahn, P., Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice, Seventh Edition, 2016
  • Richer, N., The Hyakinthia of Sparta, in T.J. Figueira (ed.), Spartan society, 2004, p. 71-102
  • Vlizos, S., “Das Heiligtum und seine Weihgaben Bronzestatuetten aus dem Amyklaion”, in H. Frielinghaus & J. Stroszeck (eds.), Kulte und Heiligtümer in Griechenland: Neue Funde und Forschungen, 2017, p. 71-96
  • Vlizos, S., “The Amyklaion Revisited: New Observations on a Laconian Sanctuary of Apollo”, in N. Kaltsas (ed.), Athens-Sparta. Contribution to the Research on the History and Archaeology of the Two City-States, 2009, p.11-23

Amyklaion Excavation