STOP, in the name of love, as we take a look at some of history's host of heroic homosexuals to celebrate Pride season.

Tom kicks us off with a look at the Theban Sacred Band, the elite fighting force of ancient Greek men united by their love for one another who took on the Spartans and won.

Meanwhile Sam looks at Sergius and Bacchus, two secret Roman Christians martyred for their faith, and united by their love for one another - with the result they are now especially revered among the gay Christian community.

 

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Welcome to That Was Genius: Two blokes. A 12-hour time difference. An immature sense of humour. And 10,000 years of human civilisation. A weekly podcast looking at the weirder side of history.

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