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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