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originally posted by: GodEmperor
They also partook in bestiality.
Wouldn't really consider raping and pillaging to be all that heroic.
Most of the royal lineages had some genetic problems, due to all the incestuous breeding.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: JoshuaCox
Look's like a who's who of Hellenistic/Roman war figures. Where are all the Chinese commanders and warriors? The Chinese and Asia continent houses some of the bloodiest wars fought on the planet.
originally posted by: karmicecstasy
Who is fitter on average these days. Gay men or straight men. Wonder if that has anything to do with it.
If you extol the male form above all others. It makes you want to be all ripped and six packie. Think about all those Greek and Roman nude male statues. They thought the male nude form was the highest form of perfection. Same reason you have a lot of down low homosexual stuff go DOWN* at gyms.
The fitter you are. The more you strive after that perfect male form. The better chance you have of becoming a bad-ass.
Six pack warrior vs beer belly warrior. Who has a better chance of being the bestest warrior evahs!!!!!!
Whoever is the fittest. Whoever strives after that perfect succulent male form.
No homo though.
The influence of pederasty on Greek culture of these periods was so pervasive that it has been called "the principal cultural model for free relationships between citizens."
originally posted by: nOraKat
a reply to: Krazysh0t
They were probably greatly influenced by the West.