Our Little Spartan Cousin of Long Ago

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This book provides an 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 fifteen 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. Attractive black and white illustrations complement the text.

Pages: 120

Pages: 120



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Th is edition, first published in 2008 by Yesterday’s Classics, an imprint of Yesterday’s Classics, LLC, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by L. C. Page and Company in 1914.

  • Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Ancient Greece lapbooks and booklet.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: This is a substitution for A Child’s Introduction to the Early Prophets. Read for 3 weeks.
  • Weaver Curriculum families: This is an option to use in place of the Growing Up series during your study of Ancient Greece.


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