There was a Spartan law forbidding masters to emancipate their slaves.
But when they reached Rhegium, the wary Spartan was already beyond their reach.
He was long described by his Spartan mother, who thought him a dunce, as only ‘food for powder.’
Plato has criticised this as a marked defect of the Spartan system.
It is hard for her to part from you, and she has behaved like ...