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a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
A Greek Polis that had a culture based on its military.
The Spartan practice of killing a child within a year of birth if they child did not pass an evaluation by the council of elders.
The age at which Spartan boys would leave for military training
Own Property, box, wrestle,
The lower class citizens of Sparta; they out numbered the Spartans, but were treated poorly and sometimes beaten to remind them how strong the Spartans were.
The quality of being particularly good or worthy
This is what the Spartans used as money.
Lie, Cheat & Steal
These were considered immoral and wrong; if you must, do all three but DON'T GET CAUGHT
A traditional story to exemplifying Spartan toughness
What women told Spartan men to bring back with them from war...showing that they were victorious.
Once per year
How often Spartan boys were whipped in public to build and demonstrate "toughness"
The number of Kings in Sparta
This was the only thing given to spartan boys when they were sent out to begin training. A red one was issued to Spartan warriors...a sign of their prowess & Strength.
The age when a Spartan could become a warrior...but they had to pass the physical test too.
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