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10 HORRIFYING BAD-ASS Facts about the SPARTANS

October 31, 2016

Sparta is one extreme civilization to have ever walked on Earth. Relatively early in Greek history, even before the Classical World had begun, the Spartans drove through a radical social and political revolution. In effect, all Spartans are made to be equal; really equal. And they developed key concepts we still use today, like the importance of self-sacrifice for the common good or the value of duties and of rights. In short, all Spartans aimed to be as perfectly human as humanly possible. Every single of our utopic ideas today, can draw their roots from the Spartan example.

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10. Spartan Children bred for War
9. Hazing and fighting among themselves
8. The Contest of Endurance
7. The Krypteia
6. Compulsory Marriage
5. Spartan Weapons & Armor
4. The Phalanx
3. No Such Thing as Surrender
2. The Thirty Tyrants
1. The famous Battle of Thermopylae

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