The Elite Gay Army of Ancient Greece

The Sacred Band of Thebes defeated even the Spartans

Peter Preskar
Oct 11, 2020 · 4 min read
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Greek warriors — artistic image (Image:Artstation/@Aliaksandr Tryzonau)

The Greek view on gay warriors

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A male couple engaging in intercrural sex. Depicted on Ancient Greek pottery (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Facts about the Sacred Band of Thebes

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Greek warriors in battle (Image:elgrancapitan.org)

The battles involving the Sacred Band of Thebes

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Greek soldiers in a battle (Image: aminoapps.com)
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Map of Ancient Greece at the height of Theban power in 362 BC. Yellow-Theban, brown-Spartan, and green-Athenian power blocks (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Conclusion

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The Lion of Chaeronea, erected in the memory of the fallen Sacred Band. Near the statue, archaeologists found 254 skeletons, laid in seven rows. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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