Research Ramblings: The Spartan Citizenry, Part 7

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:

If a boy failed to graduate from the Agoge, he lost his citizenship.

The purpose of the Agoge was to prepare boys for the Spartan army. If he couldn’t handle the training, he couldn’t be a soldier, and that meant he couldn’t be a citizen either.

Tune in next week for more about the Spartans!


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