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Paul

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.

Thygocanberra

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

PythonMagus

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.

Paul

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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