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Unformatted text preview: Extra Credit Assignment 1 Megan Michels History 110 Sec. 02 10/06/09 In the three artistic pieces, “300”, Tyrtaeus’s “The Spartan Creed”, and Plutarch’s “Education and Family in Sparta”, depicting Spartan society, there are similarities found between each them such as the training, the companionship, and the fearlessness of the Spartans. The differences in these depictions lie in the goal of each piece, whether it be entertainment, encouragement, or informative. The differences between each piece deal mainly with historical correctness and detailed information about Spartan lifestyle. One overall similarity found among all three pieces is that children were trained from a very young age to be Spartan soldiers. In “300”, Spartan society was illustrated as a very pristine place, where citizens were placed under high expectations. Each person shown in the film is in excellent physical condition and is rather intelligent and witty. The main character in the film, the leader of the army, takes his son out when he is very young and trains him as a young child. The children began their training early and as they grew older it continued to escalate in intensity until they were finally prepared mentally and...
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- Fall '09
- History, Spartan society