10 intriguing facts you probably didn’t know about the Spartans

Hollywood always had a love affair with the Spartans - so much so that they even went the fantastical route (read '300') to endow these ancient warriors with mythical prowess. However, beyond fictional hyperbole and flattering depictions, the Spartans (or more accurately Lakedaimonians) for all intents-and-purposes belonged to a warrior culture - and a quite rigorous one…

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