Sparta Volume 2 no. 2 Published; Discovering ancient Spartan and Greek history.

February 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Markoulakis Publications have produced the second issue (volume 2 no. 2) of the printed and online educational periodical entitled Sparta. The periodical is accessible for review purposes for all visitors to their website: Sparta’s current issue will provide the ancient Greek history enthusiast an extensive guide about the artistic re-construction of Ancient Greek warfare and weapons by David Milner.

An introduction of Plato’s philosophical thoughts towards ancient Sparta’s constitution.

An article discussing Sparta’s political and military decision to make the heroic stand Thermopylae. An original article which uses the prophecies of the Delphic Oracle as its source, and, finally, a paper, which presents the early causes of the Peloponnesian War by Robert Montgomerie. All content will be put on the website once the issue is published.

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 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 as well as a Weblog Carnival focusing on Spartan and ancient Greek history. The website has been a great success with over 1,000 visitors per day and its free content alerting table currently has over 3,000 subscriptions.

Paul Houston, Managing Editor (i) of Sparta in Germany said:
“Sparta has mostly been represented by a few well known Authors who seem to share similar opinions about the city-state.

Sparta magazine breaks away from the mould in offering new and original thoughts and arguments to Spartan subject. Issue one saw a real breakthrough in its release and has proven to be a great all-round success. Issue two carries on with this original train of thought, providing exciting articles which are easy to read and also historically accurate, not an easy thing to accomplish.

Our aim is to bring Ancient Spartan and Greek history to a wider audience, and we seem to be heading in the right direction ”

Robert Montgomerie, Managing Editor (ii) 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.”


Notes for Editors:

Markoulakis Publications is an independent privately-owned international journal and book publisher dedicated to empowering Europe’s Classical heritage. It currently publishes two academic peer-reviewed journals on humanity’s disciplines from their Nottingham office. The Publications will be adding an additional 2 academic based journals to their publishing programme over the next year.