The Agoge (ah-go-gi), literally translated as "upbringing" was the training program all Spartan men underwent to become warriors.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
"War is an ugly thing, but it is not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill
Happy Veteran's Day to all the vets out there... and thank you for your service.