Soldiers took the boys from their mothers at age 7, housed them in a dormitory with other boys and trained them as soldiers. The mother's softening influence was considered detrimental to a boy's education. The boys endured harsh physical discipline and deprivation to make them strong. The marched without shoes and went without food. They learned to fight, endure pain and survive through their wits. The older boys willingly participated in beating the younger boys to toughen them. Self-denial, simplicity, the warrior code, and loyalty to the city-state governed their lives
Sparta was one of the many Greek islands. It was known for its soldiers. The city of Sparta was a city state in ancient Greece , situated on the River Eurotas in the southern part of the Peloponnese . It was the dominant military power in the region. They worshiped the Greece gods like Zeus, god of the sky and thunder. We will go over it more later.
Spartans fought many battles, but their most famous one is the battle of At the battle of Thermopylae. Thermopylae is the battle that Spartans are most known for. There were three hundred Spartans against the whole Persian army. The phrase that is the most famous from that battle is, “ Their arrows block out the sun, then we shall fight in the shade”.
The time has come, time to prove yourself worthy!