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Sparta – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Spartan women enjoyed considerably more rights and equality to men than elsewhere in the classical world.”

Spartiates, on the other hand, were forbidden (in theory) from engaging in menial labor or trade, although there is evidence of Spartan sculptors,[74] and Spartans were certainly poets, magistrates, ambassadors, and governors as well as soldiers. Allegedly, Spartans were prohibited from possessing gold and silver coins, and according to legend Spartan currency consisted of iron bars to discourage hoarding.[75][76] In fact, archeology has not produced evidence of this currency, and it is more likely that Sparta simply used currencies minted elsewhere.”

Less information is available about the education of Spartan girls, but they seem to have gone through a fairly extensive formal educational cycle, broadly similar to that of the boys but with less emphasis on military training. In this respect, classical Sparta was unique in ancient Greece. In no other city-state did women receive any kind of formal education.[90]

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