When Strength Gets in the Way of Survival

Have you heard the (only slightly macabre) story of the Spartan boy and the fox? Some context: Sparta, that famously militaristic city-state in ancient Greece, had a rigorous system of military education. Boy children were essentially on loan to their parents from the state until the age of 7, when they had to leave theirContinue reading “When Strength Gets in the Way of Survival”