Sparta

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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.
Come the Revolution, we shall all "get ourselves back to the garden," whether that garden is ancient Sparta, the Church of the Apostles, or the State of Nature.
After the bloody battles of Ancient Sparta epic, 300 and the inventive comic book anti superhero Watchmen he has turned to awesome animation.
In several photos, young male couples embrace and recline upon each other with arresting beauty and tenderness, as if to evoke the legendary warrior-lovers of ancient Sparta.
In ancient Sparta, male citizens had basically one choice in life.
After the catchy name was settled on, Estes and Kevin Costello, president and chief operating officer, did some research into the culture of ancient Sparta. Estes says there were certain positive traits of the society that he liked: "the team orientation and the elitism of the group--the idea of high standards and having to measure up to those standards."
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.
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