FIND in
<--prev V301 next-->
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 10:08:59 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: RE: (urth) Reading the Soldier books


It must be confusing to read this stuff without first knowing Herodotos

I had never thought of that.



On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, James Jordan wrote:

> 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.
> Nutria
> --


<--prev V301 next-->