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molon labe "come and take them" - in 480 B., the Persians demanded that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. The response was Molon Labe, meaning "Come and Get Them." - in this exact script from the statue in Greece {kw} Molon Labe Tattoo, Trash Polka, Greek Phrases, Greek Sayings, Spartan Tattoo, Come And Take It, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Favorite Quotes

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Molon Labe! The Ancient Greek phrase μολὼν λαβέ; Modern Greek pronunciation [moˈlon laˈve]) means "Come and take them". It is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. It is an exemplary use of a laconic phrase.

Themistocles - the great Athenian admiral who was the genius behind the victory at Salamis. "I may not know how to play the lyre or flute, but I do know how to make a city great." As quoted in "Fennel Field," prequel to The Queen of Sparta. Greek History, Roman History, Ancient History, Ancient Greek Art, Ancient Greece, Greco Persian Wars, Classical Athens, Greek Warrior, Greek Statues

Themistocles was the architect of Athens' navy. He convinced the Athenians to build a serious fleet in 483 B.C. when they had a surplus of funds. Their fleet, in turn, helped save Greece when the Persians invaded in 480. Indeed, Greece would almost certainly have been defeated w/o Athens, which means that classical Athens as we know it--the radical democracy, art, philosophy and literature, the buildings of the Acropolis--would not have happened.

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This red-figure amphora showing Croesus of Lydia seated on his funeral pyre is the one you see muted and tilted on the cover of my Reading Herodotus: A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History.

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A map of Thermopylae, where the 300 Spartans under Leonidas, together with 1100 men from Boeotia (Thespians and Thebans), fought and died* trying to hold back Xerxes' army. Thermopylae, which means "hot gates," was named for its hot springs and the three constrictions, or "gates," that mark the passage. *Well, the Thebans surrendered.

Read Robert B. Strassler's book The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories (Landmark Books). Published on by Anchor Books. Reading Online, Books Online, Great Books, My Books, Anchor Books, Political Books, The English Patient, History Encyclopedia, Books

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Herodotus: The History

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An inscription on the main post office building in New York City reads: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." This unofficial motto of the USPS in fact comes from Herodotus' description of the Pony Express-like courier service employed in Persia. Herodotus mentions it at 8.98, when describing how the news of the Persians' defeat at Salamis made its way back to the Persian capital at Susa. Mycenaean, Minoan, Pony Express, Courier Service, Susa, Stay The Night, Post Office, Ancient Greek, Motto

An inscription on the main post office building in New York City reads: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." This unofficial motto of the USPS in fact comes from Herodotus' description of the Pony Express-like courier service employed in Persia. Herodotus mentions it at 8.98, when describing how the news of the Persians' defeat at Salamis made its way back to the Persian capital at Susa.

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Tennessee Williams' first published fiction was a short story entitled "The Vengeance of Nitocris," which he wrote when he was sixteen. It was based on Herodotus' brief mention at 2.100 of Queen Nitocris of Egypt, who devised an elaborate scheme to avenge the murder of her brother.