Juan Olivarez

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Ancient Greeks - Poem by Juan Olivarez

The ancient greeks were great warriors,
Alexander the great, conquered the known world.
But their sexual habits,
Left a lot to be desired.
Most all greek warriors were married,
In their sense of the word.
Yet their wifes were merely for procreation.
Each male warrior in order not to father too many children,
Also had a male lover.
And most of their sexual exploits were with other men.
The ancient Greeks left us a lot.
Including our decadent society.

Comments about Ancient Greeks by Juan Olivarez

  • Atasha Williams (3/1/2016 12:17:00 PM)

    Wowwww. Learn something today. Didnt know about the Greeks in this light...
    Thank u for your gr8 work Juan
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  • Hans Vr (4/19/2012 8:47:00 PM)

    I think that often the ancient Greeks are lifted too high in our esteem. They definetely had their shortcomings as well. Nonetheless they were the ones who played a very important role in the development of philosophy and thinking and reflecting about our self. As much as I admire some of their philosophers, I realise that the ones we praise as great warriors are in fact the among the greatest crooks that ever lived (see my poem on Y.. Poetry and history) .
    The decadence that is plaguing currently our society has to be blamed on ourselves. It is us who have let it happen and it is us who can do something about. Let us start a kindness revolution today.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 16, 2012

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