|CHAPTER 211 The Greeks thought it would be pretty funny to keep track of things,
2 aIncluding dates,
3 bAnd names,
4 cAnd places.
5 dSo it happened that the Greeks started writing it all down,
6 eAnd explaining it all too,
7 In books,
8 Which is how we know about Thucydides,
9 And other Greek historians,
10 Who thought we might want to know about their wars and kings,
11 fFor some reason.
CHAPTER 221 For example, the Greeks had a long war with the Persians,
2 Who had a king named gXerxes,
3 Who got defeated by the Greeks at sea,
4 Which was a very important thing,
5 hFor some reason.
CHAPTER 231 And the Greeks also fought a lot with each other,
2 Which is the way things go,
3 When you're civilized,
4 And have a lot of pointed sticks.
5 For example, the Greeks had city-states,
6 Which governed themselves with idemocracy,
7 Which meant that everyone had an opinion,
8 jExcept slaves,
9 kNot including women,
10 And sometimes the opinion was that another city-state was just asking for it,
||11 Which led to war,
12 lWhich was okay,
13 Because wars make good history.
CHAPTER 241 One time the Spartans had some history.
2 They were excellent fighters,
3 And very skilled with pointed sticks,
4 mAnd they had a little boy in their army who let a fox eat his stomach for dinner,
5 For some reason,
6 Which showed how Chosen the Spartans were.
7 Another time,
8 nSome Spartans got trapped in a place called Thermopylae,
9 And all of them got killed,
10 oWhich proved how Chosen the Spartans were,
11 Until they got defeated by Athens,
12 Or somebody.
CHAPTER 251 And then there was pAlexander,
2 Who was great,
3 And conquered everybody,
4 Including India and Egypt,
5 And places no one had ever been to,
6 qUntil there were no more worlds to conquer,
7 rWhich isn't good for history,
8 And why the Greeks had to give it all back,
CHAPTER 261 And so the Greeks finally stopped being Chosen,