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I PRACTICE MY SWORD FIGHTING, MY MARCHING, MY DEFENSIVE MANEUVERS... 44 Peloponnesian Strangers! AND YES, EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE I’LL REWARD MYSELF WITH A SNACK OF GRAPES. SO I DO ENJOY MYSELF A LITTLE. Copyright © by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. WE PREPARE FOR BATTLE. LIFE IS NOT AS EASY OR AS SAFE AS YOU MAY THINK. HOW CAN YOU WASTE YOUR TIME WITH SUCH DIVERSIONS WHEN YOU HAVE ENEMIES EVERYWHERE PLOTTING TO CONQUER YOU? ATHENIANS KNOW HOW TO FIGHT TOO, DRACO. BUT THERE’S MORE TO LIFE THAN WAR.

WE HAD TO SWITCH “HABITS” FOR TWO DAYS! I HAD TO LIVE AS A “WARLIKE” “SERIOUS” SPARTAN AND YOU HAD TO BE AN “INTELLECTUAL” “CULTURED” ATHENIAN! HEH. THOSE WERE GOOD TIMES. DESPITE ALL THESE LABELS AND DIFFERENCES, WE’RE ALL GREEK, ARE WE NOT? 47 Peloponnesian Strangers! SO TRUE, SO TRUE. HOW VERY “ATHENIAN” OF YOU TO SAY SO... chapter 8 Copyright © by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Greek Civilization 49 Sophocles Presents: Oedipus Rex Copyright © by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 50 Sophocles Presents: Oedipus Rex 51 Sophocles Presents: Oedipus Rex Copyright © by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

THESE CHARACTERS ARE FLAWED, LIKE REAL HUMAN BEINGS. ” 45 Peloponnesian Strangers! SPARTANS HAVE TO BE STRONG, CYLON. REMEMBER WHEN I SPOKE TO YOU OF MY CHILDHOOD? ABOUT HOW EVERY SPARTAN BABY IS TAKEN FROM HIS OR HER PARENTS BY THE GOVERNMENT AND EXAMINED TO SEE WHETHER HE OR SHE IS STRONG OR WEAK... AND IF THEY ARE DEEMED WEAK, THEY ARE LEFT TO DIE ON A DESERTED MOUNTAINSIDE... THE ONES THAT ARE SPARED ARE TAKEN TO CAMPS WITH OTHER BOYS, WHILE THE GIRLS ARE SENT BACK HOME... THIS WAS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A LIFE DEVOTED TO BECOMING THE MOST BRUTAL, EFFICIENT WARRIOR YOU CAN BE.

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