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They’re The Ones That You Want

If you were going into battle in ancient Greek times, the guys you would want on your team were the hoplites.  They were citizen-soldiers of the infantry and recruited from the wealthy middling ranks of society, particularly the farmers.  Hoplites … Continue reading

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By the Armor of Ares! (And Other New Ancient Catchphrases)

Pop Quiz: What is a “hoplite”? A)     A type of insecticide that targets grasshoppers B)      A leapfrog-esque children’s game made by Hasbro C)      A refreshing chocolaty beverage D)     A Greek dude with chiseled bronze abs The answer is “D”! To … Continue reading

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