Research Ramblings: The Spartan Citizenry, Part 6

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:

Spartan boys were required to go barefoot.

They were also only given one cloak per year (but no tunic), and kept their hair short. In addition, students slept on river reeds which they cut with their bare hands. I imagine these boys spent their miserable winters huddled up together.

Tune in next week for more about the Spartans!

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