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Newabortion006 "A soldier was a hero if he came back from battle with his shield. If he was alive, it meant he was victorious. If he died and was carried back upon his shield, he was a hero for having fought courageously. If he came back without his shield, however, it meant that he must have fled the battle, and he would be shunned by Spartan society."

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by carrying his shield or could be carried on it

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And this meant that he had to return from the war as a winner or as a corpse, killed in battle.

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