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In ancient Greece, violent internal conflict between border neighbors and war with foreign invaders was a way of life, and Greeks were considered premier warriors. Sparta, specifically, had an army of the most feared warriors in the ancient world. What were they doing to produce such fierce soldiers? Craig Zimmer shares some of the lessons that might have been taught at Spartan school.

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The Making of Spartan Soldiers Reading

Fantastic CCSS primary source reading on The Making of Spartan Soldiers! This one page excerpt from Plutarch describes how the ancient Spartans would train their army to be the most disciplined in the world. Includes a set of review questions to gauge student understanding. Great for a unit on Ancient Greece!

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