Suggested reading: Hidden in 54 Corpses, a revelation about Ancient Greece

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by Franz Lidz Wherever there is an out-of-the-way war, there will be mercenaries — hired fighters whose only common bond may be a hunger for adventure. Some join foreign armies or rebel forces because they believe in the cause; others sign on because the price is right. This was true in ancient Greece, although you […]

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