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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by jmervyn View Post
    Since we (as in you guys) inject it into every other feckin' thread, why not here? I've read more than once that despite all the pro-queer propaganda (and not from the normally risible Conservapedia), the Greeks (and later the Romans) were remarkably intolerant towards homosexuality in the context of social structure. In other words, a lot of what we now consider Greek normality was actually anti-Greek propaganda spread to discredit their historical significance.

    Pederasty and such was apparently considered great for fun and games, particularly of the student-teacher variety, but upon achieving adulthood you damn well better settle down with a stodgy wife (who was barely let out-of-doors) and do some spawning, Pronto. Kind of reminds me of "modern" Middle Eastern Islam, where pederasty is commonplace and surreptitiously condoned, but open queer behavior is death penalty material.

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    Gotta hand it to ya, 8-Bob. Do I want to know how you found that so quickly?

    It's actually very apropos. Of course, the Romans had more to do with the Greeks being subjugated than their turning into a collection of infertile Nancy boys; the Spartans remained pretty buff as I recall.

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by jmervyn View Post
    Gotta hand it to ya, 8-Bob. Do I want to know how you found that so quickly?

    It's actually very apropos. Of course, the Romans had more to do with the Greeks being subjugated than their turning into a collection of infertile Nancy boys; the Spartans remained pretty buff as I recall.
    I saw that yesterday and almost posted it to the *** marriage thread but it did not quite fit.
    Then you set me up with the perfect straight line here.

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by BobCox2 View Post
    I saw that yesterday and almost posted it to the *** marriage thread but it did not quite fit.
    Then you set me up with the perfect straight line here.
    I am not you, nor are you me. Any suggestion that we're posting under each other's names can be disproved by Dredd.

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    I think a spelling contest should establish a clear difference.

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash Housewares View Post
    I think a spelling contest should establish a clear difference.
    I'm sure Bob could use Mozilla spell check; I suspect it's simply against his religion.

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Did you know that PHALANX is also the name of a world-reknown chess position?

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfofbenjamin View Post
    Did you know that PHALANX is also the name of a world-reknown chess position?
    It's also a fantastic air defense artillery system, but what can you do?

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNix View Post
    Seriously, a phalanx is only as good as the discipline of the soldiers holding it together. Anything that can break up the formation is your aim: Catapult, rough ground/trenches, oil and fire. As Eddings once wrote, it's hard to concentrate on anything when you are on fire.
    but the Catapult wasn't invented at the time of the phalanx.

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    Re: Ancient Greece

    I was not talking huge rock hurlers, but more like this:

    "The earliest catapults date back to ancient Greece -- their mechanism was closely tied to the crossbow. The word "catapult" comes from the Greek kata meaning "downward," and pultos, meaning "shield." Its literal translation was "shield piercer.""

    http://science.discovery.com/tv-show.../catapults.htm

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