300 Spartans paper

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Hum 100 Heath Milton 300 Spartans 07 Feb 2008 During the Persian Empire, Greece was made up of separate city states, not a country . Each city state fought against the others . It was the way of life, and in order to survive that kind of life you needed to be strong . The Spartans were known for their superior fighting skills, but the skills came at a cost . When the Spartan baby was born, the first thing that happened was an inspection . The newborn would be looked over by a committee of elders . If the babe was healthy it would be taken into society and taught how to become a Spartan warrior and to always serve the state . An unhealthy baby would be discarded on Mount Taygetos to die . Leaving a baby to die because it was “unfit” may seem cruel and unusual nowadays, but back then in the city states of Greece, which were constantly at war with each other, couldn’t afford to have even one weak spot . An enemy would take advantage of any weakness presented to them . By discarding the inefficient infants the Spartans were
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