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Old 2007-03-08, 19:07   Link #12
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Originally Posted by kayos View Post
Legend has it that Spartans train their young ones at an early age to be fighters, and don't forget they also toss their weak ones over the cliff. Hence only strong fighters survived.

They have no tolerance for weak males, pretty much.

Saw it on the History Channel.
Yeah, they were some of the most diligent barbarians around ('barbarian' taken in a figurative sense xP). And also, any warrior that dared to run in battle would be virtually ostracized from society, as no one would ever speak to him again.

Also, they were such silent people, that the term "laconic speech" was coined after the people of Laconia, one of the Spartan regions. Someone who speaks laconically is basically someone who delivers short, straight answers and doesn't take too much time to delve into the complexities of language.
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