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The sacred band : three hundred Theban lovers fighting to save Greek freedom

Author: James S Romm
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Romm's dive into the last decades of ancient Greek freedom leading up to Alexander the Great's destruction of Thebes--and the saga of the greatest military corps of the age, the Theban Sacred Band, a unit composed of 150 pairs of male lovers.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Philip, King of Macedonia; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great; Philip, King of Macedonia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James S Romm
ISBN: 9781501198014 1501198017
OCLC Number: 1201299906
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Description: xvii, 298 pages ; illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Love's Warriors (August 382-January 378 BC) --
2. Boeotia Rising (378-375 BC, plus background 400-382 BC) --
3. Philosophers in Arms (375-June 371 BC) --
4. Otototoi! (July 371-370 BC) --
5. The Three Free Cities (370-367 BC) --
6. A Death in Thessaly (367-364 BC) --
7. A Death in Arcadia (364-359 BC) --
8. The Sacred Wars (358-335 BC).
Responsibility: James Romm.

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