"You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus....You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier" Amen.......HooRaah ! ! !
Spartan hoplite wearing a heroic cuirass and corinthian helmet, armed with a hoplon shield and a xiphos sword.
Spartans were brave soldiers that avoid all comfort. They were known for their self discipline and ability to endure pain.
Sparta traded with other states, just not much due to the location of Sparta and no ocean to travel by sea.
Nope, I did not steal your cookies, but you're welcome to search me for them.