Research Ramblings: The Spartan Citizenry, Part 10

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 men lived in the barracks until thirty.

From the ages of seven to thirty, Spartan males lived apart from their families. While that helped engender camaraderie among the soldiers, it also had a major impact on Spartan family life, especially since men married in their 20s. Once they turned thirty, however, they could move in with their wives and children, who’d probably seen little of their fathers till then.

Tune in next week for more about the Spartans!


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