When a son left for battle, his mother would issue a traditional farewell: 'With your shield or on it' – in other words, either come back victorious or come back dead.
Although the sourcematerials relative Spartan women and Amazons do not specifically compare the two, there do appear to be some similarities between them; however, those similarities seem simply to be coincidental orcircumstantial. Aunque los materiales de base relativa mujeres espartanas y las amazonas no específicamente comparar los dos, no parecen ser algunas similitudes entre ellos, sin embargo, lassimilitudes parecen simplemente ser casual o circunstancial. The Amazons are said to have lived in militaristic matriarchal cultures in which men were either absent except for those occasions in which theyserved a reproductive purpose or were a subservient part of the society in which they performed the domestic and childrearing duties. El Amazonas se dice que han vivido en las culturas matriarcalesmilitarista en la que los hombres estaban ausentes, excepto para aquellas ocasiones en las que sirve un propósito reproductiva o fueron una parte subordinada de la sociedad en la que realiza las tareasdomésticas y la crianza de los hijos. According to the accounts of various ancient scholars like Justin, Strabo and Diodorus Siculus, males babies, if not killed, were mutilated in order to make themunfit for warfare or were given to the men of the neighboring societies with whom the Amazons had mated. Según las cuentas de varios pensadores de la Antigüedad como Justin, Estrabón y Diodoro Sículo,los bebés varones, si no muerto, fueron mutilados con el fin de hacerlos aptos para la guerra o se les dio a los hombres de las sociedades de vecinos con los que las amazonas se habían apareado. Onthe other hand, girls were prized by the Amazons and trained from early childhood for a life as warriors – training that included working with horses, horseback riding, spear and javelin throwing,...
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