Spartan girls were fed the same amount of Spartan boys.
This was might sound weird, but most Greeks allotted their daughters smaller portions than their sons. The fact that the Spartans fed their children equally struck their contemporaries as odd enough for commentary. As an aside, some historians believe that this kind of systematic malnutrition plus early marriage/childbirth, contributed to the high mortality rate of young women in Athens.
Tune in next week for more about the Spartan women!