Key words: rites of passage, spartan socialization, sparta youth introduction the fascinatingly complex spartan tradition holds an important place in western political thought, while the influence exercised by the images and the fables of sparta are still potent today. Ancient rite of passage #2: spartans most people are aware of the spartans and their intense training and child combat trials from the film “300” one of the most interesting rite of passage for young men was called helot killing. It is concluded that the spartans incorporated a system of rites of passage in their educational programme with the aim to achieving the greatest levels of socialization of their youth, both boys and girls, the main reason for which was the important role that kinetic activities played in the context of rites of passage.
The aim of this paper is to investigate the role of rites of passage in the socialization of spartan youth methodologically, our discussion will be based upon a) ancient literary sources, in particular plutarch, xenophon and pausanias, b) interdisciplinar.
Rites of passage one interesting rite of passage that the spartans had was called helot killing in the spartan society, the only way a male could be considered a man was to go through warrior training, at a place called the krypteia. Considered a rite of passage in ancient greece, this practice involved the publicly sanctioned relationship between an older man and a younger boy many historians believe it coincided with the beginning of a young male’s military career.
Restoring youth rites of passage: two-week leadership intensive when: jun 02, 2018 10:00 am to jun 15, 2018 06:00 pm: where: rites of passage for youth weave communities together around the effort to transmit healthy, regenerative culture to the next generation through initiatory processes, young people shed what has become too small for. This rite of passage follows the three stage process the first stage is removal from society, happening to a spartan boy at age seven, leaving to train at the agoge this stage includes twenty three years of training and combat experience, turning spartan boys into men.
A rite of passage is a spiritual and psychological undertaking it does not happen instantaneously through one book, one song, or even one dance sufficient time must be contributed by the initiator, the initiate, and the community. The aim of this paper is to investigate the role of rites of passage in the socialization of spartan youth methodologically, our discussion will be based upon a) ancient literary sources, in particular plutarch, xenophon and pausanias, b) interdisciplinary approaches initiated by modern historians and sociologists, and c) archaeological evidence.
When a spartan youth turned 18, he completed his training to graduate and be recognized as a man in his community, the boy had to undergo a cruel rite of passage called the krypteia the young man would be sent to the countryside with only a knife and his wits.