Tag Archives: The Greeks

How Xenophon Saved His Army

“So—is this the end?” Xenophon asked himself. “You asked for it and now you got it.” He was lying in a tent in the middle of the Persian Empire. He was with a batallion of Greek mercenaries, though he was … Continue reading

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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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