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  • Education in Sparta: Did the Strengths Outweigh the Weaknesses?
  • Document A 
  • Document B
  • By:Ivan Hernandez-Ortiz
  • Document C
  • it was just a normal day when they had baby and he had no right to decide wether to rear his newly born son or not. He was obliged to take the baby to the elders of his tribe for inspection.
  • Document D
  • Instead of softening the boys’ feet with sandals, [Lycurgus] required them to harden their feet by going without shoes. He believed that if this habit were cultivated it would enable them to climb hills more easily and descend steep inclines with less danger, and that a youth who had accustomed himself to go barefoot would leap and jump and run more nimbly than a boy in sandals.
  • Document E
  • At intervals the magistrates [law-enforcement officers] would send out [the krypteia], the most sensible of the young Spartiates into various parts of the country. They carried daggers and as much food as was necessary, but nothing else. By day they scattered into obscure places, where they hid themselves and kept quiet; but at night they descended upon the highways
  • [The Spartans] learned to read and write It was not permitted them to take up any for purely practical reasons: but all other forms of education they banned from the country, books and treatises being included in this as much as [foreign teachers].
  • at birth, by regulating their marriages…. take into consideration their very conception their youth, [Lycurgus] went so far back as to In order to [encourage] the good education of 
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