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Posted: 8/1/2005 3:28:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 3:45:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 3:48:17 AM EDT by brasspile]
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 3:52:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 3:59:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:02:41 AM EDT
Does the book discuss the Spartan's penchant for gay sex?

Serious question.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:04:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield.

Thermopylae and the events leading up to told from the perspective of a Spartan squire. Truly awesome book, soon to be a movie if the rumours are correct. Offers a deep understanding of Spartan life and philosophy from a first person narrative.

If you're a fan of Molon Labe, you'll dig the back story.



I read Gates of Fire when it first came out and really enjoyed it. I didn't know it was being made into a movie. Hopefully, Hollywood doesn't screw it up too bad.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:06:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 4:11:49 AM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:09:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:17:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:

Originally Posted By KC-130 FLT ENG:
Does the book discuss the Spartan's penchant for gay sex?

Serious question.



Nope, and that's not just a Spartan thing, it ain't called Greek for nothing. FWIW, they liked poking little boys too.



Are you going to buy it anyway KC?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:42:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:46:48 AM EDT
That is still the way in afghanistan. Many of our soldiers were propositioned by freedom fighters over there.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:50:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:06:29 AM EDT

Read it several times now, it's definitely one of my favorite books.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:25:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:32:54 AM EDT
I probably will buy the book.

Factual history is the only way I like my history. Problem is that many historical facts get glossed over by authors not wanting to offend the sensibilities of modern civilization. I also don't care for the lurid expose type works by dwelling on the more unsavory practices of history.

I also find it ironic how after reading arfcom since '98, that quite a few members like to view themselves as some sort of modern Spartan and admire the historical Spartans, have no clue of thier proclivity for butt secks.

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:45:33 AM EDT
It is A good book, I did it for a school project. I didn't really care for the back story and prefered when it talked about training and tatics. Probably because thats what I like most about spartans, their tatics. In for those who like Halo Gates of fire gives more information that helps make the connection between the two univereses. (Being future and past Spartians)
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:47:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:50:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 8:15:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 8:18:28 AM EDT
Great book.

Got the wife to read it.
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