The life of a Spartan boy would be very hard. So hard they could die. They would be woken up very early and go to bed very late. They would be training most of the day. The rest they would spend learning . They were only given food at tea and were encouraged to steel. If they were caught they would be punished for being caught not actually steeling. They would start of by hitting a fence post in there basic sword fighting skills training with a stick and then move to a wooden sword.