In addition, this victory news very quickly spread to Greece territories and encouraged the Greek citizens to move forward.
Steven Pressfield has very fabulously explained in this novel the brilliancy of these 300 warriors and the way they were leaded by the King Leonydas.
But he experiences a visitation from the Archer god Apollo Far Striker and realizes he can still wield a bow.
When Diomache, who is also distraught after being violated by the soldiers, takes off, Xeones heads to Sparta where he hopes to join the army.
Their weapons were destroyed; they were left empty hands and had no option but use their hands and teeth for slaying.
King Leonydas and all his team members died but also defeated around 2500 Persians which was very shocking news for Persia.Lee's comment, "It is good War is so horrible else we would come to love it too much") by relating the true history of the Spartans awesome sacrifice. E.: DEMOCRACY AT THE CROSSROADS (Reacting to the Past, Barnard College) -ETEXT: Alcibiades By Plutarch -SHORT BIO: alcibiades (Plato and his dialogues) -ETEXT: ALCIBIADES by Plato Translated by Sanderson Beck -LINKS: Alcibiades -ESSAY: Alcibiades and the Politics of Rumor (C. Johnson, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Bryn Mawr Classical Review ) -REVIEW: of THE GREEKS AND GREEK CIVILIZATION By Jacob Burckhardt.In two of my favorite passages, he explains: (1) why this sacrifice is so beautiful to us, "In one way only have the gods permitted mortals to surpass them. Forget every concept, however noble, that you imagine you fight for here today. (Dave Kindred, NY Times Book Review) ALCIBIADES: -ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA: Alcibiades -Alcibiades (The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. Translated by Sheila Stern (Garry Wills, NY Times Book Review) -REVIEW: Bernard Knox: The Theater of Ethics, NY Review of Books The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy by Martha C.Xeones starts with the tale of how he came to Sparta.As a youth, his village of Astakos is destroyed and his family slaughtered, but he and the cousin he loves, Diomache, escape. Persia was the biggest power of the world in those times and it used all its supremacy to focus on this singe goal.On the other side, Greece put forward their 300 finest Spartan warriors under the commandment of King Leonydas and ordered them to take immediate action.The middle section of the book, which I found interesting but slow, deals with his life in Sparta and the training techniques used by the Spartans to create what was one of the most formidable fighting forces the world has ever seen.Eventually he becomes the squire of one of the 300 knights who are chosen for Thermopylae.He has also focused on the nature of leadership, the demands of the leadership and the practices it requires in order to accomplish the mission and achieve the goal.His story based on fictional characters highlights some important leadership principles which can be very helpful in the professional context.