Fight Club at Age 7 and Being Kidnapped for ‘Surprise’ Sex on Your Wedding Night: Growing up a Spartan

And that’s if your parents didn’t kill you at birth

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It wasn’t easy growing up in Sparta. But maybe the Spartan kids didn’t have any pen pals in nearby Athens where life, at least for the boys, was spent philosophizing and cheering on their countrymen at the…




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