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The Battle of the Champions

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The Battle of the Champions

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One of the most interesting battles mentioned by the Greek historian Herodotus is perhaps the “Battle of the Champions”, fought between the Spartans and the Argives.

A Laconian cup from Vulci

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A Laconian cup from Vulci

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A beautiful Laconian cup depicts Arcesilaus II, the King of Cyrene, overseeing the weighing and loading of goods.