scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,080
Spartan society was structured around the army always ready to fight or defend if the need arose Spartan males were the only ones permitted to serve in the army though and due to the males devotion to warfare the lives of everyone in the polis of Sparta were also greatly affected This militaristic nature of the Spartans had an impact on the female members of the polis the helots and the perioeci The government was also impacted Military training for a Spartan male began when he was still a boy at the age of seven The training began at such an early age to instill the notion that serving in the army was the greatest achievement for a Spartan As the boys progressed in age their training intensified Part of their training was to go barefoot at all times in order to run faster and scale heights better They were also served only small amounts of food in order to make them tougher and stealing was sometimes acceptable - as long as they werent caught Stealing was permitted because they believed it made the boys craftier while at the same time it refined their warlike skills It is clear that Spartans valued military training above all else even permitting stealing as long as it benefited their training When the males reached the age of twenty they were permitted to marry but their lives were still dedicated mainly to the army They only visited their wife in secrecy This goes to show that even their private lives were sacrificed due to the needs of the military Only at the age of thirty when they became full Spartan citizens did the males begin to have a social life They had the right to participate in the assembly and also moved out of the barracks instead living with their wives and family Spartan males were still heavily active in the army right up until they reached sixty
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA