This is not a bad book at all, it is a very quick listen and Professor Aldrete covers the basics quickly.
Sadly he covers the basics so quickly that he misses most of the whys and wheres about Spartan Warfare culture. I assume that is because this is a book broken off from his original set of courses about ancient history.
That being said, this review is short, his lecture is short but it is not too bad either.
Side note, I appreciate that he underlined the homosexual relationships that the warriors had, which would really blow the minds of so many “bros” who have SPARTA!!!! gear everywhere and are homophobic.