Spartan Warrior Trivia

November 8, 2014
Spartan Facts

Spartan Warrior Trivia

8 Spartan “Did You Know?” Facts : 1. Did you know Spartans had to prove their fitness even as infants? Infanticide was a disturbingly common act in the ancient world, but in Sparta this practice was organized and managed by the state. All Spartan infants were brought before a council of inspectors and examined for physical defects, and those who weren’t up to standards were left to die. The ancient historian Plutarch claimed these “ill-born” Spartan babies were tossed into a chasm at the foot of Mount Taygetus, but most historians now dismiss this as a myth. If a Spartan […]