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« on: January 29, 2015, 09:53:48 PM »
So I caught a program on this guy on my way into work this morning http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b050bcf1

What I really found interesting was just how similar everything seemed to be compared to modern day things. The main war he discusses (I forget the name) seems pretty much a treaty-driven chaos like the first world war. And the bits they mention about Athenian elections seem remarkably similar.

I was also surprised by just how extensive hellenic society was, and how interlinked they all were.