This is Sparta!
Laconophilia (also known as Laconism) is love or admiration of Sparta and of the Spartan culture or constitution. The term derives from Laconia, the part of the Peloponnesus where the Spartans lived.
The unique oligarchy political system setup in ancient Sparta unique even amongst its peers in the ancient world and amongst the Greek States. The society of Sparta is derived into three classes.
Spartans - The ruling class, from this formed the bulk of the army. A military state, the young man as boys at the age of seven would attend the Agrope for a military education. But this was not all they were also taught how to read, philosophy and dance for example. They were expected to serve for seven years in the army and then be on active reserve until the age of sixty. For the women of Sparta. They held more freedoms and privileges then their counter parts in the rest of Greece, even that of Athens. Like the young men the women are schooled, through less in the ways of the military. They did not marry until their late teens and early twenties. Unlike other Greek states that seen their women married at the ages of twelve and thirteen. Nor were they hidden away and adorn with clothing that hid them. Spartan women were allowed to roam free, wore dresses that slit up the sides for allowance of freedom of movement. They participated in the 'Gymnopaedia' the festival of nude youths an athletic competition.
It is from this class that the players will come from. Ranging in age from sixteen to twenty years old.
Another unique thing amongst the Spartans was the women practicing polyandry. It was considered an honor if a more capable man beget ones wife with child. Such practice was to ensure the continued birth of healthy strong babies.
In all this elite citizens of the state of Sparta are a ruling class that enjoys much in terms of rights and privileges. With the class of Helots they did not have to worry about the mundane and menial tasks of every day in their leisure and pleasurable pursuits. However, the were also forbidden in terms of craftsmanship and such from partaking. For this role fell to the class known as the Perioikoi.
Perioikoi - Also free citizens of Sparta. The craftsman and artists of Sparta. Their loyalty is derived from the fact the law forbid Spartans from taking to such professions. The army would be filled out with auxiliary troops from this class.
Helots - Slaves those that performed the menial tasks and farmed working the fields. Through more akin to feudal serfs then slaves. For what farms they worked, from their landlord Spartans. They were allowed to keep half. They actually made up the bulk of Spartan society. Character sheet
The nuance of the game striven for is a ancient classical high school / college atmosphere. Amongst the players and their characters.
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