Ancient Greek Geography
Sparta was in a valley that was protected on three sides by mountains. The climate was mild, and the soil was fertile. Agriculture was the main industry in Sparta.
Every Spartan male belonged to the state from the time of his birth. Boys were left to the care of their mothers until they were 7. Then they were put into a company and raised under strict rules. When the boys were 12, they were trained as soldiers. At 30, Spartan males were given the rights and duties as citizens.