I've read that the Spartans did not eat any animal foods back than. Their diet was plant based. How did they still manage to achieve those marvelous physiques?
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you cant look at a bunch of actors and think that's how they looked. generally we have gotten bigger over the generations. the spartans or any of the other danaan's would have been much smaller than modern men. you always have to take an artist's rendition of things with a grain of salt. they sculpted and painted idealized manhood, which may have looked nothing like real life.