A cultural holiday
They were an oligarchy state.
You could be elected at any age to be in the Council of Elders.
Sparta's economy depended on trading.
Spartans treated the beginners for military harshly.
The Council of Elders
Their main objective was to learn to read and write to have an advanced knowledge.
They didn't care of the child's studying, they wanted them to be strong and brave soldiers.
They made their young children retain the pain without complaining.
They taught them how to be strong whenever they attacked them.
They couldn't rebel themselves because they were treated in a very controled and harsh way.
They rebeled a lot of times for their freedom and about half of the slaves had the chance to escape.