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#17 - mylazy
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(06/17/2013) [-]
I remember the last time this was posted some guy posted a response in the comments then. I will try to reiterate it, but I am doing it solely out of memory. While most of these facts are true, they are completely over-glorified. The only reason women were considered citizens and could own land is because all the men would be off fighting or training. They did not give a **** about the women. A woman could not expect to keep her kids whether she was married or divorced. At the age of 13 (I think that was the age) they leave their parents to go training. Marriage for a spartan was solely for the purpose of reproduction and the creation of more warriors. Sex pretty much mean the man came in, cut the woman's hair, and raped her. For recreational sex, men were more likely to turn to his buddy. Dying in childbirth was compared to dying in battle because childbirth produced more warriors. That is all they cared about: the production of more warriors.

I wasn't as colorful as the original commenter on the last time this was posted, but I think I got all the information.
#175 to #17 - anon
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Sparta was probably the harshest living enviroment. If the baby was born retarded, feed it to the wolves. They were taught to steal and not get caught, otherwise they would get a cruel beating if caught. They wernt fed, they had to find their own food. Constant training was put on them. They were molded warriors.
#125 to #17 - blanketandpillow
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(06/17/2013) [-]
I believe they got sent away at 7
#28 to #17 - eiaisqzbsesb ONLINE
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Age 7, actualy, graduation from military school at 14, considered adult at 30.
#23 to #17 - reaperssprint
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(06/17/2013) [-]
That's probably the weirdest fact I ever learned about any warrior from that time. We all look at them as the biggest, meanest, toughest people to exist. Yet they all would turn to their best friends and have some gay sex like it was nothing.
#53 to #23 - christmouth
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(06/17/2013) [-]
The samurai did this too. They considered sex between men to be more pure.
#35 to #23 - qwertywtf
Reply +28
(06/17/2013) [-]
Are YOU tough enough to take a dick in the ass? Didn't think so.
#33 to #23 - orionthegreat
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(06/17/2013) [-]
Have you seen their spear work!? Imagine their spear work.
#29 to #23 - eiaisqzbsesb ONLINE
Reply +13
(06/17/2013) [-]
They spill blood and sweat to protect eachother on the battlefields.
Might as well spill semen togeather.
#22 to #17 - daentraya
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(06/17/2013) [-]
I dont really find myself bothered by this. Fascinating as hell. I've had a large interest in warriors, weapons and fortresses lately. I must definitely look into this. Ah humanity and your obsession with killing people
#213 to #22 - recio **User deleted account**
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#251 to #213 - daentraya
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(06/18/2013) [-]
I'm a girl. Altho i do admit, the female body is quite beautiful to look at, so gay is just a bonus