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28th Jun '17 6:33:29 PM Breakerchase
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* ''VideoGame/TitanQuest''
11th Jun '17 5:41:28 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Home of columned temples, chiton-wearing gods, slinkily dressed goddesses, amazons, and bearded philosophers. Also home to mythic thong-wearing[[note]]That's referring to thong sandals by the way, not [[BarelyThereSwimwear the ones]] [[HaveAGayOldTime you were probably thinking of]].[[/note]] heroes who ride winged horses and do great deeds (all without getting either chafed ''or'' sunburnt). The [[TheSpartanWay Spartans]]

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Home of columned temples, chiton-wearing gods, slinkily dressed goddesses, amazons, and bearded philosophers. Also home to mythic thong-wearing[[note]]That's [[SwordAndSandal thong-wearing]][[note]]That's referring to thong sandals by the way, not [[BarelyThereSwimwear the ones]] [[HaveAGayOldTime you were probably thinking of]].[[/note]] heroes who ride winged horses and do great deeds (all without getting either chafed ''or'' sunburnt). The [[TheSpartanWay Spartans]]
20th Apr '17 4:18:56 PM JulianLapostat
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-> ''"In short, I say that as a city we are the school of Hellas; while I doubt if the world can produce a man, who where he has only himself to depend upon, is equal to so many emergencies, and graced by so happy a versatility as the Athenian."''
-->-- '''Pericles''', ''[[Creator/{{Thucydides}} Funeral Oration]]''



The ancient Greeks were also great coloniser, founding cities across the Mediterranean from what is now Spain to the Black Sea. In fact after the 4th century BC the largest Greek-speaking cities were generally ''outside'' the territory of modern Greece, though only Alexandria in Egypt shows up much in popular fiction.

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The ancient Greeks were also great coloniser, colonisers, founding cities across the Mediterranean from what is now Spain to the Black Sea. In fact after the 4th century BC the largest Greek-speaking cities were generally ''outside'' the territory of modern Greece, though only Alexandria in Egypt shows up much in popular fiction. \n The classic Greek City State era ended with the conquests of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat followed by UsefulNotes/MacedonianSuccessionWars, by which time Greek actually spread across the Balkans and across the Middle East, all the way to Bactria (Afghanistan) and India. The Mauryan Emperor Ashoka left behind pillars with inscriptions in Greece alongside Pali and other Indian languages, and Greek sculpture inspired Buddhist sculpture in India. Eventually these colonies became conquered by UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic where Hellenistic civilization nonetheless continued on unperturbed under the patronage of Romans who rather liked Greek culture. Indeed by the time the Western Roman Empire fell, TheRemnant of a truly Graeco-Roman culture became [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire Eastern Roman Empire]].
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.
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