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an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess

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The rigidity of young male rearing and behavior noted above in ancient Sparta is ever present in contemporary Africa.
Many Americans of all social groups read translated editions of Plutarch's Lives, which featured the history of ancient Sparta, during the antebellum period (Richard 2009, 15-17).
As its title suggests, this novel is informed by the philosophical affinity Marines possess for ancient Sparta, and by Robinson's own intuitive connection with this world.
Pupils were told that in ancient Sparta boys started their warrior training at the age of seven.
In ancient Sparta, male citizens had basically one choice in life.
Gerard Butler plays Leonidas, the king of ancient Sparta, who picks a fight with Persia's King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro).
And, as in ancient Sparta, national security and militarism can become easily intertwined with these conversations.
Last September the leading expert on Ancient Sparta, Paul Cartledge, published Thermopylae: The Battle that Changed the World (Macmillan, pounds 20).
The degree of control the state exercised over the individual in ancient Sparta would be the envy of any modern dictator.
Proud mothers in ancient Sparta used to send their sons off to battle by warning them to take care of their shields--and not to come home without them.
AGIS, named after a king of ancient Sparta, and set up by a 2002 EU Council of Ministers Decision (630/JHA), runs from 2003 until the end of 2007 on a budget of euro 65 million.
But these sentiments are as appropriate to a military state such as ancient Sparta as they are to a democracy.
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