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"The agoge is what turns boys into men. Interfering would only weaken them, weaken Sparta."
―Myrrine[src]

Agoge was the Spartan way of rearing the youth into soldiers, beginning around the age of seven.

Despite being a girl, the Spartan misthios Kassandra also participated in the agoge,[1] though her education was cut short due to her exile.[1]

Locations

Located in the woods around the polis was the Spartan training territory, where youths willing to prove themselves came.[1]

Paidiskoi Camp in Lakonia was the camp where the paidiskoi remained as reserve members of the Spartan army during their agoge.[1]

During the Peloponnesian War, Kassandra was tasked by Xanthe, the magistrate of Pitana to escort her younger son, Makarios, to the Agoge Camp North in Mount Taygetos for his training.[2]

Positions

During the Peloponnesian War, the agoge master at the Agoge Camp North was Iatrokles.[3]

Paidiskoi were the youths in the middle phase of the agoge, aged about 17-19, and served as reserve members of the Spartan army.[1]

The best among the Agoge Fighters became krypteia.[4]

Trivia

  • The word is Greek αγωγή (agogí), meaning 'rearing, upbringing, education, training' and even 'discipline'.

Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  2. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyTraining Days
  3. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyBrothers in Arms
  4. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyHome Sweet Home
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