Taygetus

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Taygetus

(tāĭ`jətəs), mountain range of the Peloponnesus, S Greece, extending c.65 mi (100 km) north from the southern end of Cape Matapan. It rises to c.7,900 ft (2,410 m) at Mt. Hagios Ilias (Mt. St. Elias) SW of Sparta.
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Heavyhearted, their father follows time-honoured tradition and exposes the crippled baby on Mount Taygetus. Before the wolves can get him, however, he is rescued by a wise old shepherd and brought up as a helot, one of the aboriginal population the Spartans have enslaved.
It intertwines the lives of two brothers born to a noble family - one strong and healthy, the other born lame and therefore left to die on the exposed slopes of Mount Taygetus as decreed by Spartan law.