Sparta is often hailed as more progressive in comparison to the rest of Ancient Greece. Sparta was the home of a fierce army, comparatively liberal environment for women and an equality-based society. These are only but a few arguments used by fans of Sparta to hail it as superior over Athens. But was Sparta such a utopian state? Or was it built upon dirty, creepy secrets?
Welcome to Nutty History and today let’s find out what creepy things were normal in ancient Sparta.
0:31 Ritual Infanticide
3:22 Child Conditioning Camps
5:50 Pain is Power
7:43 Slaughter of Slaves