Research Ramblings: The Spartan Citizenry, Part 2

As noted in my May 2, 2014 post, Spartan warriors were an interesting bunch, and I’m continuing my series on them with today’s fact:

It was possible for a man to lose his citizenship.

 There were a number of ways this could happen, but I’ll just name one for today. One of the requirements for a Spartan citizen was to pay citizenship dues. These dues generally came in the form of produce from the lands owned by that citizen. If a citizen couldn’t deliver his share, he’d be demoted to a subcitizen status.

Tune in next week for more about the Spartans!


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