Since Sparta put an emphasis on their military, deformed children were thrown from a mountain into a chasm.
At the age of seven, boys began military training. Besides physical and weapons training, boys studied reading, writing, music and dancing.
At the age of twenty, Spartan men joined the military. they lived in groups of fifteen.
Sparta's agriculture consisted mainly of barley, wine, grain, and figs. These items were grown and tended to by helots, since Spartans were too proud to do it themselves.
The custom was to capture women for marriage. The so-called 'bridesmaid' took charge of the captured girl. She first shaved her head to the scalp, then dressed her in a man's cloak and sandals, and laid her down alone on a mattress in the dark.