By Julia Darrow Cowles, John Goss
Attractive account of the lifetime of young ones in old Sparta, the place patriotism, heroism, and power in conflict are the top beliefs. we find how at age seven boys depart domestic to stay in corporation with 15 others, education to be Spartan squaddies via rigorous actual and psychological workouts. as well as wrestling, operating, and throwing the discus, we watch them foraging for his or her nutrients, amassing reeds for his or her bedding, making a song patriotic songs, and consuming at mess with their elders. Emphasis is at the actual the Aristocracy and rugged simplicity of the Spartan personality. beautiful black and white illustrations supplement the textual content. compatible for a while eight and up.