The Spartans

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The Spartans

By Brooke

Spartan boys left their families at 7 to be trained to become part of the full-time professional army.Boys were encouraged to fight each other but not in anger.Spartan education put emphasis on physical fitness.Boys were taken to the sanctuary of Artemis Orthia to be flogged to show their toughness and endurance.The training of males was divided into age groups and called the agoge (upbringing):Boys 7- 17 learned reading, writing, dancing and singing; also tough physical education.Older boys, 18-19, trained for the army and in survival techniques.Youths, 20-29, underwent rigorous military training as part of the standing army.

Spartan women could not become citizens, vote or hold public office. But they could own land and represent themselves in court. Like boys, they were taught to be brave and outspoken. Women wore plain clothing, cut their hair short and did not wear perfume, make-up or jewellery. They trained to keep fit, and exercised and danced naked. Their role was to bear healthy children and to be tough for their men.

Every day life for spartan women

The Spartans

The Greeks believed that at the moment of death the psyche, or spirit of the dead, left the body as a little breath or puff of wind. After being washed and anointed with oil, the body was dressed and placed on a high bed within the house. Very few objects were actually placed in the grave, but monumental earth mounds, rectangular built tombs, and elaborate marble stelai and statues were often erected to mark the grave and to ensure that the deceased would not be forgotten. Immortality lay in the continued remembrance of the dead by the livingThe most lavish funerary monuments were erected in the sixth century B.C. by aristocratic families of Attica in private burial grounds along the roadside on the family estate or near Athens.

“The Spartan army was considered one of the strongest of its times, with the Spartan warriors willing to fight to the death”When the Spartan reached thirty years old, they would be given a plot of land and this would be farmed for the Spartan warrior by one of the state slaves. The produce grown from the land would allow the Spartan to eat and survive for the rest of his life.

Spartan women could not become Citizens, vote or hold public office. But, they could own land and represent themselves in court. There is evidence that Spartan women came to own about a third of Sparta’s land and wealth because so many Spartan men were killed in battle. Like boys, they were taught to be brave and out spoken. Women wore plain clothing, cut their hair short and did not wear perfume, make-up or jewellery. They trained to keep fit, and exercised and danced naked. Their role was to bear healthy children and to be tough for their men.

Education for girls

Warfare

Education for boys

Death and funerary customs


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