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Some say that Hera, upset by having an ugly child, flung him from Mount Olympus into the sea, breaking his legs.

Some say that Hera, upset by having an ugly child, flung him from Mount Olympus into the sea, breaking his legs.

"It's not only the hands and fingers but also the mind that is being instructed here," Toth said.(As of yet, no ancient Egyptian homework has been discovered with the lines: "If your friends jumped into the Nile, would you do it too?

" but it wouldn't be surprising.)Homework slabs like this one were made by pouring melted, blackened wax into a rectangular depression at the center of a wooden tablet.

Sparta was the only city state which had a full time army.

The Spartan men were well known for being brave and fierce, and they spent their whole lives training and fighting.

Along with the homework slab, the exhibition brings together over 100 artifacts from the British Library collections to explore examples of writing from ancient civilizations to modern cultures.

Objects include stone monuments bearing Egyptian hieroglyphs; a copy of the literary classic "Ulysses" annotated by author James Joyce; musical notes penned by Mozart; and contemporary tattooing instruments."Writing: Making Your Mark" will appear at the British Library from April 26 through Aug. Spartans lived in harsh conditions, without luxuries, to make them tough fighters.Physical training and fitness was considered to be an important part of a Spartan child’s education. He wears winged sandals, a winged hat, and carries a magic wand. He is the guide for the dead to go to the underworld. Others that he took Hera's side in an argument with Zeus and Zeus flung him off Mount Olympus. According to a report in The Daily Mail , Roly Keating, chief executive of the British Library, said “the homework shows two lines of Greek carved into the wax with a stylus by a child believed to be eight or nine.” He added "This is a child's homework, a primary school kid in the second century AD in Egypt, and their writing is still on this little tablet, which is about the size of an i Pad mini.” The word ‘tablet’ is somewhat confusing, even when prefixed with the word ‘wax’.To some readers ‘tablet’ it is a deliciously sweet melt in the mouth fudge, while to others it’s a bedtime reading device, and many more only talk about a ‘tablet’ when they have a headache or need relief from an infection.The Helots were treated as serfs (slaves) and had to give half their crops to their Spartan master. You may not redistribute, sell or place the content of this page on any other website or blog without written permission from the author Mandy Barrow.Find out more about the Helots Further Information Find out what Athens and Sparta were really like Sparta's powerful army is ready for war. Government Sparta had its own system of government which was very different from the other city states.Rule was shared between two kings, the Gerousia and the Assembly.

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