What was the term for the "middle class" in ancient Sparta?
#92552. Asked by BaronBatty. (Feb 19 08 8:57 AM)
"Somewhere between the age of 18-20, Spartan males had to pass a difficult test of fitness, military ability, and leadership skills. Any Spartan male who did not pass these examinations became a perioikos. (The perioikos, or the middle class, were allowed to own property, have business dealings, but had no political rights and were not citizens.)"
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