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Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 15:25:27 -0600
From: James Jordan 
Subject: RE: (urth) Reading the Soldier books

At 02:03 PM 1/21/2003, you wrote:
>Rostrum said:
>I found the one of the major events of
>Arete totally incomprehensible until someone clued me in to the historical
>event it is based on.
>Crush urges:
>The links were nice. Thanks. But as for the Arete event in question, tell
>us! Tell us!
>-- Crush

I, Nutria, will tell you. It's the scene at the end of the book, which 
hints that the helots were massacred by their Spartan owners, immediately 
after the Spartans freed them for helping fight in the battle. Which they 
were. But it's far from clear in the book what is going on. There are even 
missing pages!

Bet I'm right. Anyway, that's the one that stumped me the most.



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