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  Agoge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Agoge was a rigorous education and training regime undergone by every Spartan male except for the heirs to the kingships.
Supposedly introduced by the semi-mythical Spartan law-giver Lycurgus it trained boys from the age of 7 to 18.
The agoge focused exclusively on producing new generations of soldiers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agoge   (223 words)

The agoge demands that the sire test her childe constantly, quizzing her on facts and challenging her understanding.
Since the agoge practically guarantees that the new member has abilities and talens that can benefit the clan's accounts, it means that the Ventrue as a whole have just grown that much stronger.
The struggle that was unlife in the agoge suddenly pales compared to the firece freedom that surrounds her.
www.fataladdiction.com /ventrue/agoge.html   (1532 words)

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AGOGE is an ancient Greek word {pronounced a-go-ge} - Metaphor: Conduct (Conduct, training, education, discipline).
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 Spartan Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The agoge taught a Spartan to be a warrior.
The boys and youths of the agoge were famed for their proficiency at all three skills.
The Agoge was what allowed a Spartan child to become a homoioi or equal, which meant they were not reserved to work for the rest of their lives, and could have the political freedoms of a citizen.
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /AncGreece/spartan_education.htm   (4552 words)

 PlanetPapers - In Sparta, citizenship brought power and privilege, but required devotion and personal sacrifice
The agoge trained the boys for living the specific life of a warrior soldier, and therefore they were taught to read and write no more than was necessary.
The agoge was supposed to enforce obedience to authority, to teach the boys to endure pain and hardship that may be experienced whilst on military duty, and to enforce the mentality that the Spartan system was the right system; everything in life was subordinate to the needs of the state.
Although a free and easy childhood was given over for the rigours of the agoge, and a family life subordinate to the needs of the military, Spartan citizens were entitled to great power and were accounted for in the highest positions of class in society.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/6238.php   (1184 words)

 Ways of the Ventrue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Renowned in nights long gone as the most comprehensive and demanding means for schooling youth in the world, the agoge is a fine metaphor; Ventrue relish drawing the comparison between it and their own strict teaching style.
Since the agoge practically guarantees that the new member has abilities and talents that can benefit the clan's accounts, it means that the Ventrue as a whole have just grown that much stronger.
The struggle that was unlife in the agoge suddenly pales compared to the fierce freedom that surrounds her.
users.zoominternet.net /~cosvamplarp/VentrueWays.htm   (1532 words)

 Classics Eireann: Daron Higgins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Therefore we can conclude that the agoge did not exist while Agis was being raised, and that its reintroduction during the Hellenistic age did not necessarily have to be the same as the agoge of the Classical age.
Secondly, the agoge focused upon instilling discipline and obedience in its members and that these would not be desirable qualities for future kings, but this did not seem to affect Agesilaus the only king to have supposedly entered the agoge.
If we are to accept that the kings had not been educated in the agoge then the entire royal family must have been exempt from attending the agoge, a very unlikely situation.
homepage.mac.com /sspence/classicseireann/articles/Daron.html   (3336 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 96.9.28
His argument is that too often aspects of the Classical Greek agoge have been extrapolated from the better-attested agoge of the Roman period, the assumption being that the institutions were largely set in stone.
113-114), the term agoge itself is not used before the mid-third century B.C. Hence, K. begins by identifying the major changing points in the history of the agoge ("In the Track of the Famous Agoge", pp.
Disregarding this "period of discontinuity" has serious consequences for K.'s argument, as the break between the Classical agoge and that of Cleomenes becomes far less clear-cut (I am not, of course, arguing that there is no change at all to the agoge under Cleomenes).
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1996/96.09.28.html   (1156 words)

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 Sparta Reconsidered - Spartan Education
First, it is important to note that collective education was considered so important that the agoge was not only a compulsory prerequisite for citizenship, but all adult males bore an equal responsibility for rearing good citizens.
This was manifest in the laws that required boys in school to address all older men as "father," and gave any citizen the right to discipline a boy or youth under age.
Despite a common misconception found even in ancient commentary, careful research indicates that the boys in the agoge were not encouraged to steal throughout their training—only during a specified segment.
www.elysiumgates.com /~helena/Education.html   (1169 words)

 Spartikan Society
The Agoge has continued since those early days and while some practices, such as the exposure of babies on mountainsides after birth, have stopped, most are still intact.
It builds a spirit of sacrifice in the citizen and a sense that no matter what, first and foremost there is the Dominion, and right or wrong it must survive.
Although formal Agoge is done at the Polis Universalis it carries on into everyday life.
www.geocities.com /spaertika/spartikan_society.html   (934 words)

The agoge was set up to weaken family ties and to strengthen identity.
When a child starts the agoge they are divided by age into groups and lived with older boys.
If they passed the agoge, then they can be voted into a mess, but if they are not voted into a mess then they could not be a citizen.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Arts/Architec/AncientArchitectural/GreekArchitecture/GreekBuilding/SpartasPolitics.htm   (698 words)

 Sparta, The training of Youth
When the child completed the age of seven, it was taken from his mother and given to the state.
They were walking without shoes, bathed at the cold waters of the river Eurotas and were dressed winter and summer, with the same piece of cloth, which the state gave them once a year.
The main purpose of Agoge was to discipline the youth.
www.sikyon.com /Sparta/agogi_eg.html   (543 words)

 Crypteia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”) was a tradition involving young Spartans, part of the agoge (Spartan education).
Young Spartan men who had completed their training at the agoge with such success that they were marked out as potential future leaders, would be given the opportunity to test their skills and prove themselves worthy of the Spartan military tradition through participation in the kryptia.
Every autumn, according to Plutarch (Life of Lycurgus, 28, 3–7), the Spartan Ephors would pro forma declare war on the Helot population so that any Spartan citizen could kill a Helot without fear of blood guilt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crypteia   (526 words)

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 Sparta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Thus was secured as far as could the maintenance of a high standard of efficiency and thus from the earliest days the Spartan the absolute claim of the to his life and service was indicated enforced.
Till their seventh year boys were at home: from that time their training undertaken by the state in the agoge and supervised by the paidonomos an official appointed for that purpose.
It looks at the way the Agoge existed in the Roman period and then traces it back through the Hellenistic period to the Archaic period.
www.freeglossary.com /Sparta   (2834 words)

 The Spartans: Code of Honor (Part 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The conquest of Messenia, the Rhetra of Lykourgos and the agoge are described and discussed.
Note details of stage one of the agoge.
Note details of stage two of the agoge.
www.foxtel.com.au /1680.htm   (887 words)

 Inter-Regional Conferences: Montevideo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
But there were other Greek educational models like the Spartan agoge whose aim in education was that the subject be part of the group, a part of the city-state, not a distinct member but a part of the whole.
Education generally overlaps with pedagogy, and this is reasonable, since the latter derives from the Greek terms paidos: child and agoge: lead.
The Spartan agoge also produces children but with the idea of leading them throughout their lives, since they will have to be part of the state and should not think of themselves as a distinct identity (see note).
eseries.ipa.org.uk /prev/circ/Berenstein-m2.htm   (741 words)

 A Commentary on Sparta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
They try to give weight that all their laws were made by Lycurgus's reforms in the 9th century and to a certain extent the rest of Greece buy this.
The whole Spartan system rests on pattern education for all boys over the age of 7, which is funded by the state, called the Agoge.
He is put in charge of a number of young male Spartans and sails off to north Africa to found a settlement in Libya as a colony of Sparta under his rule.
www.herodotuswebsite.co.uk /sparta.htm   (3646 words)

 Agoge: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The updated page can be found at: agoge
The Agoge was a rigorous education and training regime undergone by every Spartan (Spartan: A resident of Sparta) male except for the heirs to the kingships.
Supposedly introduced by the semi-mythical Spartan law-giver Lycurgus (Lycurgus: in ancient greece and/or greek mythology, the name lycurgus/lykurgus can refer...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/agoge   (185 words)

 Military History Online - Brasidas—Sparta's Most Extraordinary Commander
In the next stage of his schooling military drilling would be introduced along with more emphasis on singing and dance—two skills thought to be invaluable for developing the constitution necessary for war.
By eighteen he would be in charge of a company of youth in the Agoge, and possibly be recruited for the Krypteia, or Spartan secret police.
At twenty he would petition for inclusion in a dining mess and finally be counted as a hoplite, or heavy infantry-man in the Spartan phalanx.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /ancient/articles/brasidas.aspx   (1983 words)

 Comparision of Rome and Sparta
He would then begin agoge, which was a very intense discipline and education program with a predominantly military philosophy taught by the army.
The military training they received during agoge shaped all the boys into extremely knowledgeable and skilled warriors, called hoplites, who were unmatched by the combatants of Athens or Persia.
Each hoplite in the army was virtually as knowledgeable in warfare as any officer, allowing him to understand everything that transpired on the battlefield.
www.essaysword.com /viewpaper/82871.html   (249 words)

 Sparta Revisited - Spartan Novel Excerpts
Instead of the nubile maidens, however, he encountered his first gaggle of shaved and near-naked boys of the agoge.
His mother was barely 50 years old, no older than many of the Spartiate matrons and widows he saw daily on the running circuit or teaching the maidens of the agoge the use of javelin or bow.
Apparently the youths of the agoge still remembered his short moment of glory, he told himself, but the tone of absolute hero-worship failed to impress his mother.
www.elysiumgates.com /~helena/excerpts2.html   (2724 words)

 History 151: The Ancient and Medieval World
Lycurgus’ Reform also prescribed a unique public education for its citizens called the “agoge”
Girls were also required to undergo rigorous physical training, with women enjoying the greatest level of personal freedom of any in ancient Greece
The purpose of the "agoge" was to ensure the survival of the polis, itself, in the face of the constant fear of a helot uprising
srufaculty.sru.edu /carlis.white/TR151/Lecture8.htm   (211 words)

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: The word used to refer to a full citizen of the polis of Sparta, who had gone through the AGOGE and was serving in the Spartan military (also his female relatives).
The total number of Spartiates was never more than 9,000 in a population of 225,000+ Lacedaemonians and subjects.
Kings served for life, and the office was hereditary; but kings had to be trained in the Agoge too.
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/sparta-c.html   (507 words)

 The Agoge :: Train like a spartan, fight like a champion :: The best training weapons available   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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 Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The following are the words that were found for "Agoge":
The following are the words that have "agoge" in them:
For alphabetical listings, type only one character in the box e.g.
www.antioch.com.sg /cgi-bin/bible/vines/greek.pl?term=agoge&topic=0535   (31 words)

 Amazon.ca: The gymnasium of virtue: Education & culture in ancient Sparta: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
It has great coverage of the various rituals such as the Endurance contest.
It was not written so much for a general reader, though it can be read by one, but rather for someone with some knowledge of Spartan history.
Kennell reaches interesting conclusions about the Agoge's ties to society and religion.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0807822191   (357 words)

 The Spartans - Military Photos
Ive recently starteed getting into ancient history, and anyone intreasted in military/warfare and history has to at least acknowledge the Spartans of ancient Greece.
While they had many mean attributes such as enslaving the Messianians, putting all the "peers" or "similars" through the Agoge, exposing the babies they thought were unfit and just being brutal, selfish, and awfully upity, one cannot deny the affect they had on the Western world.
They were pretty much the first to introduce any kind of formal bootcamp or training, as well as organized tactical warfare, and also state sponsored education.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=8375   (1538 words)

 Agoge related page
The day's work was over, and it was late in the evening, when she sat
down, tired and faint, with a bundle of pages about Agoge
felt, but none had tried to explain Agoge to her.
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