History Jokes: Spartan army on the march - friend or foe


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Spartan army on the march - friend or foe 
Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 05:58 PM - Ancient history jokes and anecdotes, Greek and Roman, Spartan anecdotes and short funny stories
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Agesilaus, intending to march through Macedonia,
sent to ask the king of that country whether
he intended to receive him as a friend or an
enemy. " I will consider," he replied. "Then,"
said the Spartan, "do you think about it, and
we meanwhile will commence our march." The
king very soon sent a message : "Come as a
friend." PLUTARCH, Ap. Lac., Ages. 43
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