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Tuesday, 18 March 2014


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I've been thinking long and hard over whether my sympathies lie with Athens or Sparta. If push comes to shove, I think I'd choose Athens.


A very evocative cover.
I think you would be an Athenian in the final analysis.


There is much to admire in both and much to hate. I am a progressive by nature, so instinctively tend towards Athens. However, given the oppressive form of Athens' unbridled democracy, I imagine I would have preferred to be a Spartiate than an Athenian. Given Murphy's law, I probably would have ended up a Platean hoplite or a Samnian and would have hated both of them.


This does indeed look like the ultimate issue for you! So, the big question. Do your sympathies lie with Sparta or Athens?

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