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Leonidas I


King of Sparta, the seventeenth of the Agiad line.
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Leonidas I
For a discussion of the epigram and more of its numerous translations, see the Wikipedia article: Battle of Thermoplyae.
Leonidas I quotes
Go tell the Spartans, thou who passest by,
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.
Leonidas I
Marry a good man, and bear good children.




Leonidas I quotes
"It is said that on the eve of battle, he was told by a native of Trachis that the Persian archers were so numerous that, when they fired their volleys the mass of arrows blocked out the sun. Dienekes, however, quite undaunted by this prospect, remarked with a laugh,
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