As the saying goes behind every great woman (or man) there is a great man. Greece, with the Olympic Games, The Iliad and the Odyssey, that of classical Greece, expressed in architecture, drama, science, mathematics and philosophy. The the Greek city-states formed the Hellenic League in 481 BC, led by Sparta, which was the first historically recorded union of Greek states since the mythical union of the Trojan War. Spartiate men underwent the rigorous agōgē training regimen, and Spartan phalanx brigades were widely considered to be among the best in battle. Spartan women enjoyed considerably more rights than elsewhere in classical antiquity. Kay's husband, James, was from Sparta born in 1908, was in the army, before immigrating to the U.S.
'Why are Spartan women the only ones who can rule men? Because we are also the only ones who give birth to men.'
Gorgo, Queen of Sparta & Wife of Leonidas