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Leonidas - Spartan King - Leader of 300 - Battle of Thermopylae - 480 BC - Molon Labe, Come and Take Them - Small - Cold Cast Bronze Resin

Leonidas - Spartan King - Leader of 300 - Battle of Thermopylae - 480 BC - Molon Labe, Come and Take Them - Small - Cold Cast Bronze Resin

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Condition: New
Material: Cold Cast Bronze Resin
Height: 11 cm - 4,3 inches
Width: 7,5 cm - 3 inches
Length 3,5 cm - 1,4 inches
Weight: 90 g

Leonidas I "son of the lion"; died 19 September 480 BC) was a king of the Greek city-state of Sparta, and the 17th of the Agiad line, a dynasty which claimed descent from the mythological demigod Heracles and Cadmus. Leonidas I was son of King Anaxandridas II. He succeeded his half-brother King Cleomenes I to the throne in c. 489 BC. His co-ruler was King Leotychidas. He was succeeded by his son, King Pleistarchus.
Leonidas had a notable participation in the Second Persian War, where he led the allied Greek forces to a last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) while attempting to defend the pass from the invading Persian army; he died at the battle and entered myth as the leader of the 300 Spartans. While the Greeks lost this battle, they were able to expel the Persian invaders in the following year.
When his soldiers complained that the barbarians were firing so many arrows at them that the sun was blocked out, Leonidas replied:
"Won't it be nice, then, if we shall have shade in which to fight them?"
When Xerxes wrote, demanding Leonidas hand over their arms, he wrote in reply:
"Come and take them."

ΠAN 77135 ΛΕΩΝΙΔΑΣ 11 ΕΚ - 14,30

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