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Thoughts on Thermopylae and the 300 and REH

300 – Bob would approve, I think.
REPOSTING #2 – 12 March 2007

Eth xein, aggelein Lakedaimoniois oti tide
keimatha, tois keinon rimasi peithomenoi

— Simonides of Ceos

    Which is variously translated:

  • O Stranger, take the message to the Spartans
    That here we remain, obedient to her orders.
  • Traveler, if you should come to Sparta say
    That we lie here, obedient to her laws.
  • Or my favorite, and the most poetic in English:
    Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by
    That here, obedient to her will, we lie.

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June 29, 2011 - Posted by | General

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Frank!

    Have you read Pressfield’s novel “Gates of Fire”? Highly recommended.

    Miguel

    Comment by Miguel Martins | July 14, 2011 | Reply


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