Nor was the public revenue well managed at Sparta, for the state was worth nothing while they were obliged to carry on the most extensive wars, and the subsidies were very badly raised; for as the Spartans
possessed a large extent of country, they were not exact upon each other as to what they paid in.
We have made our calculations with Spartan economy, and we each require fifteen hundred livres.
It seems to me," said D'Artagnan, "with a thousand livres each-- I do not speak as a Spartan, but as a procurator--"
The nation itself, with all its so-called internal improvements, which, by the way are all external and superficial, is just such an unwieldy and overgrown establishment, cluttered with furniture and tripped up by its own traps, ruined by luxury and heedless expense, by want of calculation and a worthy aim, as the million households in the land; and the only cure for it, as for them, is in a rigid economy, a stern and more than Spartan
simplicity of life and elevation of purpose.
It was about this time that Rebecca, who had been reading about the Spartan
boy, conceived the idea of some mild form of self-punishment to be applied on occasions when she was fully convinced in her own mind that it would be salutary.
At that time, I was not: I used to rise each morning eager to shake off his yoke, and go out with my portmanteau under my arm, if a beggar, at least a freeman; and in the evening, when I came back from the pensionnat de demoiselles, a certain pleasant voice in my ear; a certain face, so intelligent, yet so docile, so reflective, yet so soft, in my eyes; a certain cast of character, at once proud and pliant, sensitive and sagacious, serious and ardent, in my head; a certain tone of feeling, fervid and modest, refined and practical, pure and powerful, delighting and troubling my memory--visions of new ties I longed to contract, of new duties I longed to undertake, had taken the rover and the rebel out of me, and had shown endurance of my hated lot in the light of a Spartan
With thousands of athletes meeting at the starting line to take on the world's most challenging obstacle course, this year's event pushed the Spartan
Oman Team including Marwa Al-Wadhahi, Muneer Al-Azri, Fahad Al-Abri, and the region's best sportsmen and women to compete with international Spartans
from European countries such as France, Norway, Russia and Serbia, as well as the USA.
With more than four million Spartans
worldwide embracing the challenge, the event has quickly emerged as a global must-see event.
WHATEVER the result of the FA Cup tie between Blyth Spartans
and Bournemouth, the FA Cup run enjoyed by Spartans
has highlighted the important part Blyth Spartans
play within the community.
TEES Valley Spartans
have consolidated third place in the North-east Regional Rock-It-Ball league.
Since birth the Spartans
had been trained as warriors by the militarized Spartan
society, and they carried the best armor and weaponry available.
But to answer your question, the Spartans
don't scare me.