Dos & don’ts
Grow your hair long Spartan men grow their hair long and style it before battle. It’s a cheap and eye-catching way of adding flair to your fearsome look!
Cut down on clothes To look like a warrior, throw off your clothes and don the obligatory scarlet cape.
Join in with activities Spartan society places a great deal of emphasis on working together for the good of all – everyone is expected to do their bit.
Laugh along with the locals Don’t miss the rituals in which Spartan girls entertain with comical songs about the men they know!
Expect to see your spouse Though you’ll be able to marry from the age of 20, you can’t live with your spouse. Husbands have to sneak out of barracks to enjoy a tryst!
Expect to be well fed Food is rationed to keep warriors trim. Whatever you do, don’t put on any weight or you’ll become a target of public ridicule!
Admit you’re foreign While foreigners can live in Sparta, they can’t hold official positions. They don’t have any rights and are subject to expulsion at any time.
Surrender in battle A Spartan who surrenders commits the most grievous sin imaginable. Even mothers tell their sons to return from war a soldier or die trying.