Spartan: Men between the ages of 8 and 30 were gone training or fighting which left the women to run the everyday life. As a result women in Ancient Sparta had more rights than women in other parts of the ancient world.
"Sparta has no walls because you, her warriors, are her walls. Sparta’s boundaries are undefined because these your spear-points define her borders. So when the Barbarians come, let them find nothing but death on the frontiers of Sparta!