18 Spartan Government Oligarchy Council of Elders Rule by a few - inheritedCouncil of Elders2 kings/28 men elected by Assembly (shouts)Assembly – 60 yrs old of noble family
19 SPARTAHelots Messenians enslaved by the Spartans.
20 Spartan Economy Farm what you can, conquer what you can’t Slaves (helots) – farm or (perioikoi) produce goodsNo coins – iron bars to discourage thieves
21 Spartan EconomyConquer whatever you don’t have!
22 Spartan Education Education = protection (infanticide) Boys 7 – move to barracks for tngReading, math (less), military tng, wrestling, boxing, PE, footrace, gymnasticPhysical strength – march w/no shoes20- tested on fitness, military ability, leadership = full citizen and soldier30 – live w/wife and family but still in army
24 Spartan Women and Slaves Protect home – simple clothes, no jewelry, perfume, make-upRights: speak to men, own property, remarry if husband is gone too longHelots – treated harshly b/c Spartans fear revolt – declare war often to controlRights: choose spouse, sell extra, pass on name, buy freedom