Bios of prominent citizens of Athens reside here. Read and discover why all of them, even the ones who seem despicable, were probably better men than you will ever be.
You'll find some of the first playwrights ever to walk the earth, teachers and philosophers, politicians, and more. However, you'll notice that most of them, regardless of their "day job" were also warriors or generals. They defended their homeland. Yes, even the people involved heavily in theater.
"Battle-hardened warrior" doesn't exactly come to mind when you think of modern day drama clubs. Another reason ancient Athens is better than your city.