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Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago by  Julia Darrow Cowles
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Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago
by Julia Darrow Cowles
Engaging account of the life of children in ancient Sparta, where patriotism, heroism, and strength in battle are the highest ideals. We discover how at age seven boys leave home to live in company with 15 others, training to be Spartan soldiers through rigorous physical and mental exercises. In addition to wrestling, running, and throwing the discus, we watch them foraging for their food, gathering reeds for their bedding, singing patriotic songs, and eating at mess with their elders. Emphasis is on the true nobility and rugged simplicity of the Spartan character.  Ages 8-10
102 pages $8.95   

 

 

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"Earth and Water"
The Assembly
The Carnea
Chartas' Home
The Days of Preparation
The Drill
The Festival
For Sparta's Honor
Foraging
New Adventures
A Pledge and a Chase
The Public Tables
A Runner from Marathon
Sparta's Laws
A Spartan Company
The Truce-Bearers
A Vacancy Filled
Work and Play

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