Andrew J. Bayliss is a Senior Lecturer in Greek History at the University of Birmingham. His published works on ancient Greek history include After Demosthenes: The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens (2011), Oath and State in Ancient Greece (2012), co-written with Alan H. Sommerstein, and The Spartans (2020)
Interviews with Andrew Bayliss
Their reputation for self-discipline and self-denial made their way into the English language, but what the ancient Spartans were really like remains a source of debate among scholars, not least because they wrote little themselves. Andrew Bayliss, Senior Lecturer in Greek History at the University of Birmingham and author of an excellent, short book on The Spartans, talks us through what we know about the heroes of Thermopylae, including the darker sides of their culture and society.