Giovanni Carrieri Photography
Greece Phocis Thermopylae Exif: NIKON D90, 11.0-16.0 mm f/2.8 @ f/5.6 3/1, ISO 200 104   
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The statue of Leonidas at Thermopylae, night view

Leonidas can be considered as an archetypical spartan soldier. "Son, come back with the shield or over it." This was the colture of the spartan society. If victory wasn't possible, death was preferred to the withdraw.

Battle of Thermopylae Leonidas I Memorial Sparta Persian Wars Statue Night
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