Majonga, thank you for the in-depth information, I saw comments earlier that mentioned that Spartans were not trained? They began training at the age of 7! Samurai and Spartans were both highly professional soldiers. Yes both have been incredibly pumped up beyond their truths through movies, and 300 was entertainment not fact. Who really believes that the Spartans ran around in nothing but a girdle, greaves, a helmet, and a crimson cape?