Spartan Culture: Spartan Upbringing

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Spartan Upbringing The Spartan culture is a lot more interesting to me than other cultures. Their culture revolves around the art of military. The Spartans were one of the most strict and disciplinary governments during their era. Sparta mainly focuses on their military strength virtually at birth. After birth, the mother of the child bathes it in wine to see if the child was strong. If the child survived it was taken to the elders of the tribe by the child’s father. The elders would decide if the parents would raise the child or not. If the baby was flawed or weak, the baby was left to die on the wild slopes of mount Taygetos also known as the place of rejection. It was also a choice for the child to be adopted by the helots. Spartan boys left home for military school at the age of seven and were required to serve in the army until age of thirty. When the Spartans started military training at the age of seven, they would enter the agoge, for the education and training for just about everything from physical training such as hunting and dancing, to emotional, and spiritual training. At the age of seven they would have to go through what was known as the gauntlet. They would have to run around a group of older children, who would lash them continuously with whips, sometimes to death. As they did not have much clothing on, and had no bedding…show more content…
There is a huge difference between us. We weren’t raised to murge into a military life. We have a choice if we want to or if we don’t want to join the army. Americans give unconditional love and nurturing to their children. We are raised with choices to continue our education or to get a job. It is not mandatory for us to join the armed forces. The Spartans were raised with only discipline and the art of war in mind. We have it a lot easier then the Spartans did and now we have more educational opportunities unlike the Spartans
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