New York Military Affairs Symposium Upcoming Lecture Friday, April 1, 2022 7:00 PM The Sacred Band of Thebes: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom
Please Join Dr. James Romm, the James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College, as he discusses his book: The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting for Greek Freedom, one of the most unique formations in military history.
The story of the Sacred Band, an elite 300-man corps recruited from pairs of lovers, highlights a chaotic era of ancient Greek history, four decades marked by battles, ideological disputes, and the rise of vicious strongmen. At stake was freedom, democracy, and the fate of Thebes, at this time the leading power of the Greek world.
When: April 1, 2022 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: The Sacred Band of Thebes: Three Hundred Greek Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom www.nymas2.org/ for more info
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