Ancient Assassins is a Documentary programme that first aired in 2016.

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Ancient Assassins: The Sacred Band of Thebes

Series 1, episode 1

The clash between Ancient Greece's Spartan army and northern neighbour Thebes in 371BC. The smaller entity prepared a devastating surprise with a shock force of 150 pairs of warrior-lovers - the Sacred Band of Thebes