Making Brave Men

Making Brave Men

“Go, stranger, and to Lacedaemon tell That here, obeying her behests, we fell.” Spartan Monument at Thermopylae, as recorded by Herodotus in The Histories Few stories in our history so capture the imagination. One king with three hundred men, another king with three...
Return of the Master, Readiness to Fight

Return of the Master, Readiness to Fight

‘You, herdsman, and you, too, swineherd… Would you be men enough to stand by Odysseus if he came back? Would you bear arms for him…?’ The cowherd said: ‘Ah, let the master come! Father Zeus, grant our old wish! Some courier guide him back! Then judge what stuff is in...

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