I'm a Spartan warrior and I'm about to go to war. I just finished my whipping training. They whipped me and the other kid until he let go! I won the contest!!!
I'll fight for my freedom whether you are going to or not!
We should go to war with the Persians because they'll take our freedom if we surrender!!!
But they have tens of thousands of troops and we only have a couple thousand!!!
Fine, I'll vote for war.
Never!!! Spartans fight to the death. There will be no compromising!!! Only death!!!!!
SURRENDER TO THE SPARTANS!!!
WHOA!!! Everybody slow down! Let's be reasonable! Just put down the sword and maybe we can figure something out.
AAAAHHHHHH!!! How about we compromise. HeHe :(
Here a Spartan boy is heading off to war right after he finished part of his training, which is where him and another soldier held on to a marble column while their bare backs were whipped. The soldier that stays the longest is honored highly.
In this picture, two Athenian men are discussing whether they should vote for war against the Persians, or if they should surrender to the Persians, but give up their freedom.
Here, Spartan soldiers are trying take over Athens by threatening to fight to the death, but the Athenians are trying to compromise with them, instead of fighting.