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Ancient Greece’s Famous Spartans Were Gay Couples

Did you know some of history’s greatest minds harnessed the power of passionate homosexuals to shape the world? Take ancient Greece in 375 B.C., for instance. An army of gay couples bested the formidable Spartan forces despite being outnumbered. The Washington Post’s Pride Month piece recounts how Theban rebels, tired of Spartan rule, staged a coup. But the threat loomed large, prompting Commander Gorgidas to devise an advanced strategy: a battalion of men-loving men. Plato, in his Symposium, noted, “Few such men, fighting side by side, could conquer practically the entire human race.” Gay Couples Fought for Ancient Greece.

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