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Historical truth is a complicated and nuanced thing, so while there might be elements of truth to the popular story you know, it's rarely the complete truth.
The coolest details in your favorite games probably went completely unnoticed.
Almost everything you think about those old wars is completely wrong.
Some of what you think you know is wrong, some of it is misconstrued, and most of it just left your head completely the minute 8th grade history ended.
It seems that the never-ending cycle of human progress has a nasty side effect of constantly threatening to bury us all under a mountain of crap.
In the name of correcting some popular misconceptions about the period, let's take on myths you almost certainly have been led to believe.
Much of what we know about ancient Greece and Rome tends to come from films and TV. And, well, much of what we know is plain wrong.