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In my book The Rise and Fall of the Sacred Band of Thebes, it is a tale of men- all sworn lovers who were unbeatable in battle.

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There was a troop of ancient Greek soldiers made up entirely of gay couples called the Sacred Band of Thebes. The idea being that soldiers would fight harder to protect their lovers.

The Sacred Band of Thebes (Ancient Greek: Ἱερὸς Λόχος, Hieròs Lókhos) was a troop of picked soldiers, consisting of 150 pairs of male lovers which formed the elite force of the Theban army in the 4th century BC. It is said to have been organised by the Theban commander Gorgidas in 378 BC and to have played a crucial role in the Battle of Leuctra.

Epaminondas, was a Theban general and statesman of the century BC who transformed the Ancient Greek city-state of Thebes, leading it out of Spartan subjugation into a preeminent position in Greek politics.

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Sacred Band of Thebes—In the 4th century B.C., for a period of 50 years a small force of 300 elite Theban soldiers dominated Grecian battlefields. What makes this band of brothers unique in history is that it was comprised entirely of male lovers.

Sacred Band of Thebes—In the century B., for a period of 50 years a small force of 300 elite Theban soldiers dominated Grecian battlefields. What makes this band of brothers unique in history is that it was comprised entirely of male lovers.

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Sacred Band of Thebes    I based my book on this

Sacred Band of Thebes I based my book on this

TIL about the Sacred Band of Thebes. An elite unit composed of 150 homosexual couples.

TIL about the Sacred Band of Thebes. An elite unit composed of 150 homosexual couples.

The 'Lion of Chaeronea' - A poignant tribute to the 300 elite  warriors, 'The Sacred Band of Thebes' who died in 338 BCE

Lion of Chaeronea' - A poignant tribute to the 300 elite warriors, 'The Sacred Band of Thebes' who died in 338 BC (Herbert List)

DID YOU KNOW...The Sacred Band was a troop of picked soldiers, consisting of 150 pairs of male lovers....

The Sacred Band of Thebes (Ancient Greek: Ἱερὸς Λόχος, Hieròs Lókhos) was a troop of picked soldiers, consisting of 150 pairs of male lovers which formed the elite force of the Theban army in the century BC.

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