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15th Dec '16 10:39:55 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* BadassArmy: '''The Spartans''' (well, according to pop culture that rose since, anyway, other cities were no slouch either).
** Athens and Rhodes counted as a[[BadassArmy Badass Navy]] during their respective time periods.

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* BadassArmy: '''The Spartans''' (well, according to pop culture that rose since, anyway, anyway; other cities were no slouch either).
** Athens and Rhodes counted as a[[BadassArmy a [[BadassArmy Badass Navy]] during their respective time periods.



* So far, alluded to in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' though Herakles/Greece's as yet unseen mother, Mama Greece. It's also implied that she eventually became the Byzantine Empire...only for her to die in Turkey's hands.

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* So far, alluded to in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' though Herakles/Greece's as yet unseen mother, Mama Greece. It's also implied that she eventually became the Byzantine Empire... only for her to die in Turkey's hands.



* Creator/TerryPratchett 's ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' and ''Discworld/SmallGods'' both feature Ephebe, an AffectionateParody of Athens and her philosophers, while ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'' (as well as the videogame ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'') touches on UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.

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* Creator/TerryPratchett 's Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' and ''Discworld/SmallGods'' both feature Ephebe, an AffectionateParody of Athens and her philosophers, while ''Discworld/{{Eric}}'' (as well as the videogame ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'') touches on UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.



* ''Webcomic/{{GastroPhobia}}'' is about [[ActionMom Amazonian single mother]] and her son and their adventures in Ancient Greece.

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* ''Webcomic/{{GastroPhobia}}'' is about an [[ActionMom Amazonian single mother]] and her son and their adventures in Ancient Greece.
20th Oct '16 7:02:06 PM WillKeaton
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* ''[[Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire 300 : Rise Of An Empire'']]

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* ''[[Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire 300 : Rise Of An Empire'']]Empire]]''
10th Sep '16 4:29:19 PM DeanMT94
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* The ''Wrath of Sparta'' expansion campaign to ''VideoGame/TotalWarRomeII'', which focuses on the Peloponnesian War.
9th Sep '16 4:06:22 PM DeanMT94
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* HomeGuard: Standing armies were not a known concept for much of Ancient Greece - warfare largely consisted of middle-class citizens acting as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplite hoplites]] with equipment purchased by themselves. Due to this, conflicts were close to the participants' land, confirmed to summertime and usually consisted of a single battle. However, serving in the military however temporary it tended to be was mandatory for citizens.

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* HomeGuard: Standing armies were not a known concept for much of Ancient Greece - warfare largely consisted of middle-class citizens acting as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplite hoplites]] with equipment purchased by themselves. Due to this, conflicts were close to the participants' land, confirmed to summertime and usually consisted of a single battle. However, serving in the military however temporary it tended to be was mandatory for citizens. The big exception, of course, was Sparta, where it was ''illegal'' for a citizen male to be anything ''except'' a soldier.
8th Sep '16 7:20:09 AM 06tele
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** Averted, weirdly, with Spartan society, where (unlike in Athens) women were allowed to inherit property and taught to read and write. Spartan girls were also fed the same food as boys and, unlike Athenian girls who were typically married off at 12 or 13, Spartan girls weren't expected to take a husband until their late teens or early 20s, making them much healthier than their Athenian counterparts.[[note]]The practical reason was that Sparta needed to keep its birthrate up and not have women die in childbirth.[[/note]] Spartan girls exercised, just like Spartan boys. They had their own rites and rituals, and whereas Athenian women were dressed in heavy clothes and kept indoors, Spartan women wore light clothes and could walk around in public. They were also encouraged to develop the famous laconic wit. Plutarch published a collection of ''Sayings of Spartan Women''. There are next to no recorded sayings of Athenian women.

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** Averted, weirdly, with Spartan society, where (unlike in Athens) women were allowed to inherit property and taught to read and write. Spartan girls were also fed the same food as boys and, unlike Athenian girls who were typically married off at 12 or 13, Spartan girls weren't expected to take a husband until their late teens or early 20s, making them much healthier than their Athenian counterparts.[[note]]The practical reason was that Sparta needed to keep its birthrate up and not have women die in childbirth.[[/note]] Spartan girls exercised, just like Spartan boys. They had their own rites and rituals, and whereas Athenian women were dressed in heavy clothes and kept indoors, Spartan women wore light clothes and could walk around in public. They were also encouraged to develop the famous laconic wit. Plutarch published a collection of ''Sayings of Spartan Women''. There are next to no recorded sayings of Athenian women.[[note]]Plenty of Athenian men noted that the aforementioned Aspasia was a great conversationalist, but none of them bothered to actually write down anything she said.[[/note]]
8th Sep '16 7:08:23 AM 06tele
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* HeManWomanHater: Played straight with Athenian society, which was profoundly misogynistic (which is itself a Greek word). Pericles, Athens's most eminent statesman, divorced his wife and lived with his mistress Aspasia, about whom very little is known for sure because most of the people who said or wrote anything about her were scandalised by the fact that she was both smart and opinionated.

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* HeManWomanHater: Played straight with Athenian society, which was profoundly misogynistic (which is itself a Greek word). One of the very few famous Athenian women was Aspasia, the mistress of Pericles, Athens's most eminent statesman, divorced his wife and lived with his mistress Aspasia, about whom very statesman. Very little about her is known for sure sure, because most of the people men who said or wrote anything about her were scandalised repelled by the fact that she was both smart and opinionated.
8th Sep '16 6:54:53 AM 06tele
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** Averted, weirdly, with Spartan society, where (unlike in Athens) women were allowed to inherit property and taught to read and write. Spartan girls were also fed the same food as boys and, unlike Athenian girls who were typically married off at 12 or 13, Spartan girls weren't expected to take a husband until their late teens or early 20s, making them much healthier than their Athenian counterparts.[[note]]The practical reason was that Sparta needed keep its birthrate up and not have women die in childbirth.[[/note]] Unlike Athenian women, Spartan women could walk around in public and were allowed to wear lighter clothes, and they were encouraged to develop the famous laconic wit. Plutarch published a collection of ''Sayings of Spartan Women''. There are next to no recorded sayings of Athenian women.

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** Averted, weirdly, with Spartan society, where (unlike in Athens) women were allowed to inherit property and taught to read and write. Spartan girls were also fed the same food as boys and, unlike Athenian girls who were typically married off at 12 or 13, Spartan girls weren't expected to take a husband until their late teens or early 20s, making them much healthier than their Athenian counterparts.[[note]]The practical reason was that Sparta needed to keep its birthrate up and not have women die in childbirth.[[/note]] Unlike Spartan girls exercised, just like Spartan boys. They had their own rites and rituals, and whereas Athenian women, women were dressed in heavy clothes and kept indoors, Spartan women wore light clothes and could walk around in public and public. They were allowed to wear lighter clothes, and they were also encouraged to develop the famous laconic wit. Plutarch published a collection of ''Sayings of Spartan Women''. There are next to no recorded sayings of Athenian women.
8th Sep '16 6:50:56 AM 06tele
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* HeManWomanHater: Greek Society was profoundly misogynistic (which is itself a Greek word).

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* HeManWomanHater: Greek Society Played straight with Athenian society, which was profoundly misogynistic (which is itself a Greek word).word). Pericles, Athens's most eminent statesman, divorced his wife and lived with his mistress Aspasia, about whom very little is known for sure because most of the people who said or wrote anything about her were scandalised by the fact that she was both smart and opinionated.
** Averted, weirdly, with Spartan society, where (unlike in Athens) women were allowed to inherit property and taught to read and write. Spartan girls were also fed the same food as boys and, unlike Athenian girls who were typically married off at 12 or 13, Spartan girls weren't expected to take a husband until their late teens or early 20s, making them much healthier than their Athenian counterparts.[[note]]The practical reason was that Sparta needed keep its birthrate up and not have women die in childbirth.[[/note]] Unlike Athenian women, Spartan women could walk around in public and were allowed to wear lighter clothes, and they were encouraged to develop the famous laconic wit. Plutarch published a collection of ''Sayings of Spartan Women''. There are next to no recorded sayings of Athenian women.
11th Aug '16 5:02:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* AchillesHeel: Actually ''not'' from TheIliad but rather a later writer who just happened to write that himself. Yes, FanFiction is OlderThanTheyThink.

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* AchillesHeel: Actually ''not'' from TheIliad Literature/TheIliad but rather a later writer who just happened to write that himself. Yes, FanFiction is OlderThanTheyThink.
1st Aug '16 6:26:20 PM PaulA
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* ''The Firebrand'' by MarionZimmerBradley.

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* ''The Firebrand'' by MarionZimmerBradley.Creator/MarionZimmerBradley is a retelling of the Trojan War that gives the focus to the female characters.
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