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Achilles in Love

Achilles and Penthesilea This is an ancient Greek painting on a big platter. It illustrates a story the Greeks all knew. The man is Achilles, the Greek hero, and the woman is Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons (mythical warrior women). … Continue reading

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Your Time to Be a Hero 4

The army of Greek mercenaries was armed now and ready to march.  Xenophon had been thinking about its formation. “We’ve always marched ahead of our baggage train,” he told the officers, “and it holds us back.   Sometimes the vanguard goes … Continue reading

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Your Time to Be a Hero 3

Each of the generals spoke to the assembly of soldiers. One after another they exhorted the men to be brave in this terrible hour. Xenophon showed up in his finest outfit, all decked out for battle. “I figured that if … Continue reading

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