Around 1,700 years ago, a group of youths staggered off a transport ship at the port in Thebes. This was their first landfall after many days in the stifling bowels of their vessel. Taking what our ancient source refers to as ‘great pity on their miserable plight’, some local Thebans approached them, offering food and drink. Totally stunned, one of the youths asked them who they were, and why they…

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