PHILIP 'MATY' MATYSZAK holds a doctorate in Ancient History from St John's College, Oxford University, and has been studying, teaching and writing on the subject for over twenty years. He specializes in the history of Classical Greece and of the Late Republic and Early Imperial periods of Rome. Maty has personal military experience both as a conscript in Rhodesia and with the Territorial Army in Britain. These days he splits his time between writing in his home in Canada's Monashee Mountains and providing e-learning courses for Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education.
Noted Classicist Matyszak follows his Sparta: Rise of a Warrior Nation with this account of why the seemingly invincible Sparta failed as a great power, ultimately becoming the ancient world's equivalent of a theme park. [...]Sparta: Fall of a Warrior Nation is a good read for anyone interested in Greek history or the fate of nations. --StrategyPage Matyszak closes with some comment on the influence of Sparta's institutions more recent political thought, notably Nazism. A good read for anyone interested in Greek history or the fate of nations. --The NYMAS Review