The Agoge (ah-go-gi), literally translated as "upbringing" was the training program all Spartan men underwent to become warriors.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
02 January 2010
"From time immemorial, mankind has struggled for existence against the hazards of the elements, wild animals, pestilence, and a common enemy, fellow man. The determining factor in his ability to cope with the environment has rested largely upon the individual's own physical prowess, mental alertness, and general well being, for history records the story of the fit."
- from Mass Exercise, Chapter 1, The Need for Physical Education, United States Naval Institute, 1943
Stole this quote from CF New Hampshire's awesome page: