Ancient systems of learning set the tone for all of humanity. Early civilizations had education that was primarily tied to religion and run by religious leaders. Many early civilizations regarded priesthood as the ultimate goal and schooling revolved around teaching young boys how to write, comprehend, worship and communicate. Other civilizations put more of an emphasis on training for war and creating warriors.
This guide from the team at AAA State of Play explains how ancient Spartans put a lot of value on strength, war, and discipline in their early teaching. Boys in early Spartan civilization were subjected to extreme hardships during school on purpose to make them tough warriors. Exposure, starvation and hand to hand combat were just some of these extreme lessons. Discipline was a major pillar in ancient spartan civilizations. Most ancient systems taught math, writing, philosophy, and social graces that allowed them to continue to expand their knowledge and further their civilizations.
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