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Old May 20, 2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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Well decided to snap some more pictures today, all these are right here in Sparta, i decided to post Leonidas statue again but in a B&W frame,
Then the next 1 isthe Sanctuary of Leonidas, this monument of Leonidas contains the bones of the hero of Thermopylai it's a little north of the modern town,
Then 2 more of Ancient Sparta that is behind of his statue on a hill only had time for a couple pictures,

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Old May 20, 2007, 4:48 PM   #2
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Knowing its original (containing the fences behind the statue)I do appreciate the effort you put in the first picture!

Such ancient ruins as in #4, among olive trees and the grass,have always appealed to me immeasurably!!

Ah, btw, how the atmosphere and the buildings around quite alike here : )

I'llpour the first sip ofmywine to the ground honouring Leonidassoon
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"Termopyle ... frihetspasset där Spartas hjältar valde döden till sista man" -

in a poem,

translated into english something like

"... the freedom pass where the heroes of Sparta chose death to the last man"

Thermopylai - the lock of Greece


Does this make sense?


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Knowing its original (containing the fences behind the statue)I do appreciate the effort you put in the first picture!

Such ancient ruins as in #4, among olive trees and the grass,have always appealed to me immeasurably!!

Ah, btw, how the atmosphere and the buildings around quite alike here : )

I'llpour the first sip ofmywine to the ground honouring Leonidassoon
Thank you Bahadir, The olive trees and grass appeal to me as well, and your right the atmosphere and buildings are alikeAnd to the right of his Tomb there is a cafe bar that i go to and have a cold glass of Beer to honour him
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Torgny wrote:
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"Termopyle ... frihetspasset där Spartas hjältar valde döden till sista man" -

in a poem,

translated into english something like

"... the freedom pass where the heroes of Sparta chose death to the last man"

Thermopylai - the lock of Greece


Does this make sense?


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Yes after you transcibed into English, "Stranger, go tell the Spartans that here, obeying their orders, we died."
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Old May 21, 2007, 11:02 AM   #6
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"this is blasphemy- this is madness!"

"Madness?

THIS

IS

A GOOD PHOTOOOOOOOOOOO!"

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hercules,


Where does the quotation

"Stranger, go tell the Spartans that here, obeying their orders, we died."

come from

(smile out of curiosity)


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Dr. Mr. Vandertramps wrote:
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"this is blasphemy- this is madness!"

"Madness?

THIS

IS

A GOOD PHOTOOOOOOOOOOO
DR. thank you for your appreciation
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Torgny wrote:
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hercules,


Where does the quotation

"Stranger, go tell the Spartans that here, obeying their orders, we died."

come from

(smile out of curiosity)


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Well i probably confused you sorry but that was a poem by Simonides, that was put on memorial stone at Thermopylae.
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Thanks, now I remember,

"Leonidas, king of Sparta ...

..............

eternal his name"


performed by rapsodes?

(rappers of ancient Greece)



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