Ancient Sparta – Challenge: Can you survive the Spartan education program?

Spartan boys had to complete a very tough program of education which molded them into good soldiers.

Challenge Task:

  • Click this link to see if you would make a good Spartan soldier. Your aim is to score as many points as you can, and so be elected into a mess and made a member of the Spartan army.

Was Sparta always so warlike?

‘Archaeological evidence now suggests that in the centuries before 500 BC, Sparta had been quite different. Like other Greek cities, Sparta had traded widely to get luxury items and had been home to poets and craftsmen producing beautiful objects.  So why had Sparta become so austere by the 5th century?’

  • Click here to read a story that gives one possible reason for this change.


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