The daily lives of the Spartans was dictated by which of the three main social classes that the individual belonged to. These three social classes included the native born Spartans, the Peroikoi, and the Helot. Among these three groups only the Helot did not have their freedom.
The native born Spartans consumed the bulk of their time to military pursuits and participation in the government. These individuals were typically better off than the other two social classes. Their children went to state run schools to learn about military tactics, song, dance, and government activities. As soon as a baby was born, it was brought to be inspected by the elders of the society.
Life in Sparta was entirely controlled by the government. From the day the baby was born, until the day the individual died the government was in complete control of every aspect of the Spartan’s life. If the individual was a Peroikoi they were allotted a bit more control of their life. They were free, but were not allowed to participate in the government. These individuals were usually tradesmen or merchants. Finally the Helot were slaves. These individuals were given no freedoms at all. These individuals were made to engage in hard labor daily with substandard living conditions and treatment.
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