I don't perform the stunt with the fox every day.
Only at festivals.
My father grows angry when I talk like that.
He says, "Sparta is the best country in the world.
It is a privilege to die for her."
My mother tells me to come back with my shield
or dead upon it.
My grandfather fought at Thermopylae.
I say don't expect a second Lycurgus.
The Persian Wars ended long ago.
I dislike sleeping on the cold ground.
I never take risks when we steal food.
(Better a companion than a club-wielding farmer.)
During the ritual beating, I fainted.