Yeah but Greek mythology is fun
The Spartans were boy lovers too? I thought they weren’t into that like the greeks?
@megamanx181x, by some accounts they might have been the worst. It's said that pedophilia was so unbelievably rampant in ancient Sparta that the women had to dress as men during sex so the men could get it up
@The Landshark , holy crap, well.... there always a twist on things.
@The Landshark , I havent heard of that. Mind posting the source? Has far as i am aware the only times men slept with boys, in sparta, was after their 10th year to make them unable to feel pain or shame. Could be wrong though. And as far as their women were concerned, they were by far some of the most gorgeous women in all of greece. Because spartan women were very athletic and trained in the arts of war and were extremely well educated. The Spartans knew that their women would be the last line of defense and so trained them accordingly. If i recall, they even allowed women into their politics. But again, we are constantly learning new things about ancient history so i very much could be wrong
@LaDarkProphet, no everything you said about Spartan women is true. They were allowed to be in politics, had many more freedoms than any other Greek women from the other city-states, and were trained to be at peak physical condition in order to produce the strongest male Spartans. And the Spartan pederasty thing is greatly debated nowadays so what I said before should be taken with a grain of salt. On one hand, some believe that the concept of pederasty wasn't deemed fit for the strict Spartan culture, while on the other hand, relationships between bearded (grown) men and unbearded (teenagers) men was very common.
@The Landshark , Now that i have vaguely heard about. That grown men could... woo? A young man provided they gave them gifts and the advances where supposed to stop once they married. Cant remember where i heard that though 🤔 Thank you for the insight ^-^ Going to have to dust off my history books cause youve sparked my curiosity again. Gunna have to double check some things
@LaDarkProphet, You're very welcome and you've also caused me to actually start doubting some of what I thought I knew lol. Thank you for that
@LaDarkProphet, If you're curious about this or more The History of Ancient Greece post by Ryan Stitt has some episodes on stuff like this. Very cool. Only a little creepy
@The Landshark , I’ve never seen the word pederasty b4 is that even a word and y not just use the word pedophilia
@sgc6610, pederasty specifically means going after teens, pedophilia after kids
History is written by the victors
@jabba the slutt, so true that’s what I always say history is written by those that win the wars so it’s all about perspective if America lost the revolutionary war the founding fathers would be considered traitors if the axis won ww2 hitler would be seen as the greatest man in history
No, it’s because Persia LOST to the Greeks. TWICE. Greece was the birthplace of democracy. THAT’s why Persia and their “God-kings” are considered the baaaaad guy. Duh.
The Nazis were progressive, doesn’t mean they weren’t bad guys. Who is this referring to though?
@Jolee Bindo, Persia and they were progressive in the sense of term before it was coopted by regressive types.
@Jolee Bindo, “hey guys I thought I’d just pop in and say something stupid for this pic I don’t get the context of, hope no one minds.”
@liberachi , You’re like a gray sprinkle on a rainbow cupcake dude. Go think about everything that you are and then change it.
@Jolee Bindo, Patrick, don’t you have to go be stupid somewhere else?
@liberachi , that’s literally you all the time, while also being the most annoying idiot on this app
@liberachi , you realize progressive can be applied to almost anything right? Good and bad?
@liberachi , this is why nobody likes you
@liberachi , It's funny cuz nobody likes you
@liberachi , You're back! It's been awhile, how have you been?
@Osama bin Dead, Call me Osama bin cause that comment left me dead.
I'd say that the Spartans were more like a warrior state of smart asses