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a resident of Sparta

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resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity

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unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment


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practicing great self-denial

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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.
This highly endeared him to her, and raised in her mind two of the best affections which any lover can wish to raise in a mistress--these were, esteem and pity--for sure the most outrageously rigid among her sex will excuse her pitying a man whom she saw miserable on her own account; nor can they blame her for esteeming one who visibly, from the most honourable motives, endeavoured to smother a flame in his own bosom, which, like the famous Spartan theft, was preying upon and consuming his very vitals.
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 virtue.
AFC Bridgnorth Spartans are hosting their first Grey Roots Tournament at AFC Bridgnorth Football Club tomorrow, and it promises to be a friendly but competitive affair.
The Spartans Hockey Club followed up their highly successful Fall/Winter Championship Season with a Championship Spring Season.
BLYTH SPARTANS 1 BOREHAM 0 IT was a landmark day for Blyth Spartans duo Dan Maguire and Robbie Dale as their side moved into the last 16 of the FA Trophy with a narrow win over National League side Boreham Wood.
Spartans from all around the globe will be flying to this Trifecta Weekend as it is the last opportunity for Spartans locally and globally to attempt and earn their Trifecta during the 2018 calendar year.
A statue of Michigan State's most outstanding basketball player Magic Johnson welcomes visitors to the Gilbert Pavilion which leads to a 27,000 square-foot display of memorabilia and giant LED screens immortalizing the greatest moments of the Spartans' hardcourt history since 1902.
The problem for the Spartans, as he poses it, is that their traditional isolationist strategy for maintaining peace and dominance in the Peloponnese was upset by the advent of the Persians in the Aegean in the mid-sixth century BCE, forcing them to develop a new "grand strategy." The reviewer must admit to some skepticism regarding how much the Spartans knew about events outside the Peloponnese and the geopolitical scope of their strategic planning.
It seems as if the last time people went utterly crazy for spartans was over Gerard Butler's 'Awoo, awoo-ing' stint at the epic war film '300' back in 2006.