Spartans were taught to fear nothing and no one from birth. The practice of mental and physical strength went so far that after birth, babies were inspected for physical deformities before a council, and the infants that did not pass were left in the woods to die. It was not easy being a baby in the spartan era, and it was even harder surviving in the cruel and hardworking environment. Here’s the ten insane reasons why Spartans were so tough.
To make children stronger, parents would bathe them in wine rather than water.
Kids were left to cry for as long as they wanted as Spartans believed it led to toughening up their spirits.