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Sparta

Women in Sparta

Women in Sparta

Spartan women had significantly more rights than other areas. Women could earn land or even inherit money, land, and objects from their parents. They were also educated in the arts and athletics. They also had more rights within the family due to the husbands being in war. Many outsiders were repulsed by this abundance of women's rights, however, Sparta thrived partly because of it.

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Spartan Government

Spartan Government

Spartan government was run by two kings from different families. There was also a council of 28 members(all over the age of 60) that helped make the decisions. There was also democracy in Sparta. An assembly would be held and they would "calculate" votes by the simple method of shouting.

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Agoge

Agoge

7-17: School activities such as literature were learned along with dancing and singing. Physical Education was rigorous and fundamental in having good soldiers.
18-19:Training specifically for the army started. The students were also taught survival skills.
20-29:More training was completed as a part of the standby army.
30+:Men were now citizens and could marry. At any time, however, they could be called into war.

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Tough Lives

Tough Lives

Living in Sparta was incredibly difficult. Babies were first inspected by the government and if they weren't adequate for war, they would leave them on a nearby hillside. Also, the babies were bathed in wine and were scolded for crying. The boys would go to a training facility, where teasing and violence were all too common. That also carried on into battle, where if someone surrendered, they would be shamed so much they often committed suicide. They would only mark someone's name on their grave if the woman died of childbirth or the man on a battlefield.

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