Creepy Things That Were Normal in Ancient Sparta

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.

Chapter Timestamps
0.00 Intro
0:31 Ritual Infanticide
3:22 Child Conditioning Camps
5:50 Pain is Power
7:43 Slaughter of Slaves