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Sparta was a military State, military careers started at the age of 7. The Spartans disliked art, beauty and new ideas. Their bodies were challenged instead of their minds
Athens and Sparta
To keep each other from being a tyrant
At birth children were examined, if thought to be weak, they were left to die. Spartan males served in the military from age of 7 to the age of 60
Helen of Sparta