First they bathed their babies in wine to test the reaction! If the baby weak or puny or disabled they would leave them at a mountain to die but if they were strong and big and not disabled they would live! This is a conservative thing to do but unlike all the OTHER Greek nations women were had relatively more freedom while their men were in the army!  That was very liberal and unusual back then in fact it was liberal and unusual when there WERE no more Greek states anymore because many people didn't think women were equal to men or even should have the rights that men had!
A new town called Sparta has been built on the ruins of old Sparta.