The Agoge (ah-go-gi), literally translated as "upbringing" was the training program all Spartan men underwent to become warriors.
Thanks for the pointer to the article about patience. I think I might just read it every morning. I bet you didn't know my full name is Melissa Kathryn Impatience Joulwan!
I now know that we share the same middle name! And I don't mean Kathryn ;)