Spartans did not throw deformed babies away: researchers – Yahoo! News

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The Greek myth that ancient Spartans threw their stunted and sickly newborns off a cliff was not corroborated by archaeological digs in the area, researchers said Monday.

Like the myth about lemmings hurling themselves to their death, this new detail, found from a study of bones found iat the base of the site, will take a while to spread. I’m just filing this away in case I need to mention it the next time I teach Lysistrata.