Don't ask, don't tell about the real "" - The San Diego Union-Tribune - Spartan homosexuals
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Homosexuality in the militaries of ancient Greece was regarded as contributing to morale. Although the primary example is the Sacred Band of Thebes, a unit said to have been formed of same-sex couples, the Spartan tradition of. I had always thought that homosexual practice was essential in Spartan educative institutions and military, but these excerpts seem to imply that it was actually.